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Social oversight report- Santa Rosa de Copán

The document is presented in the framework of Financing for Gender Equality (F4GE), with European Union funds, specifically in the project of cooperation and assistance between UN Women and the Women Solidarity Commission (CCMS). It is a social monitoring report made to the City of Santa Rosa de Copan budget in the fiscal year 2013. The report contains the findings from the oversight process, in addition to comments obtained at the conference held socialization and validation between the CCMS,...


Selected Sectors within the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Selected Sectors within the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

This study by Innova Consulting provides an analysis of budgeting and gender issues, and gives recommendations for the implementation of GRB in two Federal Ministries and one Federal Institute in BIH in 2009. These three institutions were suggested by the Federal Gender Center (FGC) and confirmed by the FBIH parliament to be the first ones to implement GRB within the FBIH. Therefore, the research presented here gives analysis and tools for the first phase of GRB implementation within the...


Show us the money is violence against women on the HIV&AIDS funding agenda?

Show us the money is violence against women on the HIV&AIDS funding agenda?

In response to the growing body of evidence on violence and HIV&AIDS, and in response to calls by human rights advocates for effective action on these issues, international institutions and national governments have articulated a concern to address gender-based violence, including within the context of HIV&AIDS. Little is known, however, about what is actually being done to address these issues in policies, programming and funding, and whether the efforts that are underaway are truly based on...


Stratégie nationale de Planification et de Budgétisation Sensible au Genre (PBSG) au Mali

The publication presents experiences on gender responsive planning, Policy and Budgeting in Mali.


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.


Summary Baseline studies on Gender mainstreaming in sector policies for the Ministry of Water and Sanitation

The study aimed also at conducting a gender analysis of the sector plan of the Ministry of Water and Sanitation. It aims also at assessing the capacity of the staff on gender sensitive budgeting, programming and planning.


Albania: Time Use Survey (2010-2011)

The main goal of the Albanian Time Use Survey is to develop nationally representative estimates of how people divide their time of various life activities. The main objectives to be achieved through the time use survey were: • To measure the amount of time spent by the Albanian population on different activities; • To identify gender differences in time use patterns with special focus on paid and unpaid work activities; • To carry out the survey in full accordance with the...


A Users' Guide to Measuring Local Governance

A Users' Guide to Measuring Local Governance

This Guide was preared by Alexandra Wilde, Shipra Narang, Marie Laberge and Luisa Moretto UNDP Oslo, 2009. The publication compiles existing knowledge on decentralization and local governance measurement and provide a platform for understanding and navigating the array of assessment tools that exist, focusing on particular issues such how to select amongst the existing (or decide to design a new set of) local governance indicators; how to deal with the preparation and launching of an assessment;...


A Practitioner’s Guide to Gender responsive planning and implementation

A Practitioner’s Guide to Gender responsive planning and implementation

The guide brings together and synthesises several innovative and tested strategies on gender responsive planning & implementation from across India....


A study of the economic costs for the implementation of the Albanian legislation against domestic violence

Knowing the economic costs of the activities of state institutions is necessary for budgeting addressing the implementation of the legislation against domestic violence. Therefore, in this document we have presented two study reports which provide data on the costs of the prevention of and fight against domestic violence in Albania, and help the calculation of the relevant expenses. The findings of this study will help strengthen the activity of the relevant authorities and will improve the...


A Gender Analysis of the Impact of Indirect Taxes on Small and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam

A Gender Analysis of the Impact of Indirect Taxes on Small and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam

This paper on SMEs in Vietnam, looks into biases that help explain the higher costs and lower profits of female-owned enterprises.  It brings together gender analysis, small scale enterprise analysis, and gender budget analysis in a development context by demonstrating that gender matters not only to the ownership of an SME, but also to its most likely principal activity, the stock of the assets that it possesses, the labour that it utilizes, the costs that it faces, the revenues that it...


AWID Primer: CSO's Engagement in the Aid Effectiveness Agenda

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This third primer in the AWID Aid Effectiveness and Women's Rights series focuses on describing how the parallel tracking process is being undertaken independently by CSOs and, most recently, some women's rights organizations. This primer seeks first to provide a background and overview of this parallel process, then identifies some pressing concerns, and lastly presents some recommendations from the civil society perspective.


AWID Primer: Monitoring and Evaluation of the Paris Declaration Implementation

AWID Primer: Monitoring and Evaluation of the Paris Declaration Implementation

The monitoring and evaluation process of implementation of the Paris Declaration has been broadly debated among civil society organizations involved in the aid effectiveness process. This primer prepared by the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) in 2008 presents a general overview of this process, the key results of the first official round of monitoring, and the main concerns and recommendations put forward by CSOs participating in the parallel process towards the HLF3. The...


Advancing the process of gender budgeting in the Pacific

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This paper attempts to briefly examine the level of readiness/preparedness of Pacific Island countries (PICs) to advance the process of incorporating gender-responsive budget initiatives into national policies and public expenditure management systems. The paper touches on the "how to" mechanisms for progress based on the recommendations of the Ninth Triennial Conference of Pacific Women in 2004. It was jointly written by Suhas Joshi, Public Financial Management Advisor, the Pacific Financial...