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The Political Economy of Women's Budgets in the South Africa

The Political Economy of Women's Budgets in the South Africa

The article discusses the potential for gender budget exercises to address gender issues and more specifically, the capacity for such exercises to address the complexities and dilemmas associated with mainstreaming gender into governance processes. The author draws largely upon the South African initiative and highlights how gender budget exercises must be modulated within a social, economic and political context.


The Local Level Gender Budget Initiative in the Philippines: Vignette

The Local Level Gender Budget Initiative in the Philippines: Vignette

This publication presents experience of Phillippines in implementing gender responsive budgeting initiatives at the local level.


The price of protection: Costing the Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act in South Africa

The price of protection: Costing the Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act in South Africa

This report presents research on the costs of implementing South Africa's Domestic Violence Act (DVA), with a focus on quantifying missing personnel costs. It describes the methodology used in the research, the process required to obtain a protection order and the time taken at each step. The authors discuss factors impeding the execution of the DVA, such as the role of criminal justice employees. They also offer recommendations to secure an adequate budget to implement the DVA.


The Local Level Gender Budget Initiative in the Philippines: conclusion and recommendations

The Local Level Gender Budget Initiative in the Philippines: conclusion and recommendations

This publication presents experience of Phillippines in implementing gender responsive budgeting initiatives at the local level.


The Local Level Gender Budget Initiative in the Philippines: Resources for Gender Budget Initiative

The Local Level Gender Budget Initiative in the Philippines: Resources for Gender Budget Initiative

This publication presents experience of Phillippines in implementing gender responsive budgeting initiatives at the local level.


The Local Level Gender Budget Initiative in the Philippines: The case of the bifurcated health...

The Local Level Gender Budget Initiative in the Philippines: The case of the bifurcated health...

The Local Level Gender Budget Initiative in the Philippines: the case of the bifurcated health program was published in 2006 by UNIFEM and the Women's Action Network for Development (WAND). The document highlights how the application of GRB in Sorsogon City revealed that the painful truth that there was no real functional city health office, the acting city health officer was simply deployed from the Provincial Health Office. Understandably, there was no annual health plan, only an annual...


The GRB capacity index

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The GRB capacity index was formulated as part of an assessment commissioned by the National Women's Machinery in Costa Rica to understand the factors behind the low implementation of GRB in the country. In the experience of Costa Rica, the GRB capacity index was useful in identifying capacity gaps at individual and institutional levels that need to be addressed to ensure that planning and budgeting respond to women's priorities. However, the index can be adapted to different purposes and to...


The Local Level Gender Budget Initiative in the Philippines: foreword

The Local Level Gender Budget Initiative in the Philippines: foreword

This publication presents experience of Phillippines in implementing gender responsive budgeting initiatives at the local level.


The National Network Action Plan to Support Gender Responsive Budgeting In Jordan (2015 – 2017)

UN Women in close partnership with JNCW supported the members of the GRB network in finalizing the National Network Action Plan to Support GRB in Jordan (2015 – 2017). The action plan as well as the vision, mission, core values and mandate of the network has been published as an informative brochure .


The missing link: Applied budget work as a tool to hold governments accountable for maternal...

The missing link: Applied budget work as a tool to hold governments accountable for maternal...

This brief explores the relevance of civil society budget analysis and advocacy (i.e., budget work) and its potential as a tool to hold governments accountable for their maternal mortality reduction commitments. In doing so, it discusses three recent examples of civil society groups engaged with budget analysis and advocacy: Fundar, Center for Analysis and Research in Mexico; Women's Dignity in Tanzania; and the Center for Budget and Governance Accountability in India. The work of these...