UN Women's work on financing for gender equality supports the implementation of government and donor policy commitments to gender equality and women’s rights. Our work aims to strengthen policy, planning and budgeting processes at national and local levels for improved government accountability, transparency and service delivery. The full and equal participation of women and civil society is central to achieve these objectives.

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Upcoming Gender Budgeting webinars in French and Spanish!

  • Publish Date: May 10, 2018

Details on how to register for UN Women Training Center's upcoming Gender Responsive Budgeting webinars in French and Spanish. Please read more for access to direct registration links.

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2018 FFD Forum Expert Session on Gender Equality

  • Publish Date: Apr 27, 2018

2018 marked the first year gender equality was featured as part of the main Financing for Development (FFD) Forum programme. An expert session brought together three leading experts to review trends in financing for gender equality and explore options to increase fiscal space at the national and local level.

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Announcing Discussion Paper on Gender and Taxation

  • Publish Date: Apr 26, 2018

New paper on Gender and Taxation by Professor Kathleen Lahey, examines how different types of tax - personal, corporate and consumption - have gender impacts. Professor Lahey will share these insights on 26 April 2018 at the Expert Session on Gender Equality at the Financing for Development Forum. Please see "Recent Resources" to download the paper directly.

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European Development Days

                                                    

     

Protect, empower, invest! UN Women to boost commitment to promote gender equality at upcoming European Development Days session on gender budgeting. Join us!

Recent Resources

Gender Taxation and Equality in Developing Countries

The discussion paper examines the gender impact of personal, corporate and consumption taxes and proposes alternative tax policies to promote gender equality. It makes clear how the links between gender, taxation and development are crucial to tackle challenges societies face today to optimize human development and ensure effective fiscal governance.

Discussion Paper on Measuring Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 5c1

This paper discusses the definition and measurement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicator 5.c.1. It discusses the relationship of SDG Indicator 5.c.1 and Indicator 8 of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC). It considers interim proposals for Indicator 5.c.1 put forward by UN Women and discusses lessons from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) research project on gender budgeting and from the 2016 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) survey of gender budgeting practices.

Reforma Fiskál Bá Timor-Leste Impostu Valór Akresentadu Foun

Governu Timor-Leste foti hela pasu atu aumenta despeza naun-petrolíferu hosi orsamentu estadu hodi halo revizaun bá ninia polítika fiskál – liuliu ninia lei tributária sira.ti

Reforma Impostu Rendimentu no Konsumu ba Timor-Leste

Rezumu ne’e hanesan sumáriu ida bazeia ba Relatóriu UN Women nian, Reforma Impostu Rendimentu no Konsumu ba Timor-Leste: Impaktu Jéneru no Pobreza, Opsaun Polítika, no Rekomendasaun.

How can PFM Reforms Contribute to Gender Equality Outcomes

This paper provides guidance on how to make Public Finance Management (PFM) reforms gender responsive. It presents an overview of PFM reforms and explains how and why they are important to the achievement of gender equality outcomes. The paper aims to link ongoing work on gender responsive budgeting (GRB) with broader PFM reform efforts by increasing understanding of GRB among PFM practitioners and increasing understanding of PFM reforms among gender experts to support better results for gender equality and women's empowerment.

Tax Reform for Timor-Leste A New Value Added Tax

Governments raise tax revenues so that they can meet the needs of the people they represent. Fair and equal taxation makes sure that tax laws do not discriminate against people who live traditional lives, subsistence farmers, rural business owners, women, or the poor

A Difference between Men and Women - The Income

Highlighting differences in income between men and women is an essential part of understanding the effects that taxation may pose on each group. From the perspective of equality-oriented politics, it is important and necessary to continually identify gender-related differences in income and examine their causes in order to respect equality of opportunity for men and women. This study by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance reminds the readers of the existing income discrepancies based on current statistics and examines the effects of taxation, which is gender-neutral in its legal formulation, on these differences, especially with regard to the most recent tax reform.

Gender Equality and Taxation in VietNam

This discussion paper “Gender equality and tax: issues and recommendations for Viet Nam” is designed to help policymakers and relevant stakeholders understand the linkages between gender inequalities, tax laws, and tax policy options. Specifically, this paper examines the gender impact of tax laws and tax incentives in Viet Nam, including in relation to personal income taxes, corporate income taxes, consumption taxes such as the VAT, and the role of social protection programs.

Income and Consumption Tax Reform for Timor Leste UNW 2016

This brief is a summary based on the UN Women Report, Income and Consumption Tax Reform for Timor-Leste: Gender and Poverty Impact, Policy Options, and Recommendations.

Summary Baseline studies on Gender mainstreaming in sector policies for the ministry of environment

This study was conducted as part of the overall program, "Increasing accountability in financing for gender equality" (F4GE), undertaken by UN WOMEN, with the financial support of the European Commission and the Government of Spain. This program aims to support the government of Senegal in gender mainstreaming in the planning, programming and budgeting.