Gender Budgets Make Cents: Understanding Gender Responsive Budgets

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Commonwealth Secretariat, 2002 - Social Science - 180 pages
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A gender responsive budget (GRB) is one which takes into consideration the effect of government revenue and expenditure policies on both women and men. This publication provides a comprehensive understanding of GRB initiatives and will be invaluable to governments, NGOs, donors and other agencies working to integrate a gender analysis into public expenditure policies and budgets. Divided into four sections, the book provides a conceptual and theoretical framework, traces the evolution of work in this area, assesses the role of different stakeholders and highlights lessons learned to date. A profile of known activities at country level shows how gender responsive budgets have been used as a pivotal tool with which to assess budgetary performance and impact.

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Debbie Budlender is the leading international adviser on gender responsive budget initiatives and has worked in this field in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and Americas. Diane Elson has written numerous books and articles on gender equality and economic life. She was Coordinator for Progress of the World's Women 2000, the UNIFEM biennial report, and co-editor of a special issue of the World Development Journal (July 2000).

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