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Gender in Local Government A Sourcebook for Trainers

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This manual published by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) in 2008 is designed to assist training institutions in mainstreaming gender concerns in local government capacity-building and in training related to human settlements as conducted by Habitat Agenda partners.The Sourcebook seeks to provide local governments with the tools to better understand the importance of gender in the decision-making process and to reach better solutions for the communities they serve. Key...


Gender Responsive Budgets have a place in Financing Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Gender Responsive Budgets have a place in Financing Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

This paper uses examples from Australia and the Pacific Island Countries and Territorities to address the following questions:How can we assess a government's achievements in gender responsive budgeting? How can gender responsible budgeting be made sustainable in the face of change? What can we expect from GRBs? The paper was presented in a context of increasing evidence that GRB are a positive force in promoting a more equitable distribution of public resources and benefits of development for...


Gender-responsive budget analysis in the Canton of Basel-Stadt, Switzerland

Gender-responsive budget analysis in the Canton of Basel-Stadt, Switzerland

The aim of this publication is to provide an overview of the latest research findings and discussions in the Canton of Basel-Stadt with regard to “engendering budgets”. The study includes an innovative impact of public expenditure on unpaid care work.


Gender Impacts of Government Revenue Collection: The Case of Taxation

Gender Impacts of Government Revenue Collection: The Case of Taxation

The paper reviews the literature on the gender dimensions of taxation and the implications for tax policy with special reference to developing countries. It was commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat as part of the organization's commitment to integrate gender concerns into economic policy. The paper follows important prior work on the gender dimensions of public expenditure. Its purpose is to provide information to assist in the analysis of potential gender bias in tax systems and the...


Gender Budgeting: Integration of a gender perspective in the budgetary process

Gender Budgeting: Integration of a gender perspective in the budgetary process

This publication by the Nordic Council of Ministers Copenhagen 2006 is the final report from the project Gender Budgeting 2004-2006, in which the five Nordic governments included in this project report their work. These countries have undertaken both pilot projects and other de-velopment work during the project period. The report also includes a summary of the gender analysis and gender impact assessment methods developed and used in the Nordic countries. The main conclusions and experiences are...


Gender Budgeting for African Development

Gender Budgeting for African Development

The purpose of this paper is to sharpen the understanding of the linkages between gender equality, poverty reduction and Africa's development and to scrutinize ways in which these linkages can be reflected into policy formulation and public resource expenditure towards meeting the BPFA, MDGs, thus paving the way for a sustainable development of the Continent as envisioned by NEPAD. In so doing, gender budgeting will be used as the main pathway to gender equality and African development.


Gender budgeting: practical implementation Handbook

Gender budgeting: practical implementation Handbook

The focus of this publication is to act as a guide to the practice of gender budgeting. It is not a first-step book. There are many publications which...


Gender Responsive Budgeting and Decentralized Local Governance

Gender Responsive Budgeting and Decentralized Local Governance

This article by J. Vanishree (2008) focuses on the experiments carried out by Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on Gender Responsive Budgeting and Local Governance. Even though many studies show that decentralized local governance is struggling to establish itself as a self governing institution, experiments from selected Indian states show that the potential can be unleashed.


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.


Gender in Fiscal Policies: The Case of West Bengal

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This document, represents the gender analysis that was conducted on Tanzania's 2003-2004 National Budget. The study conducted by Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP) opens with characteristics of a gender-sensitive and pro-poor budget and continues with the analysis of Tanzania's 2003-2004 revenues and expenditures. It includes recommendations for more equitable and pro-poor budgeting, priority sectors, health, agriculture and water, within Tanzania.