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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 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...


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...


Aid Effectiveness and the Implementation of SCR 1325 in Nepal

Aid Effectiveness and the Implementation of SCR 1325 in Nepal

The EC/UN Partnership has reviewed the extent to which commitments to women's security and peacebuilding needs have been financed by Official Development Assistance (ODA) in four different post-conflict situations: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea), and Aceh (Indonesia). A 2008 study by UNIFEM found that government and donor efforts to integrate gender priorities in peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction processes in Nepal were limited, and that...


GRB in India: what has gone wrong?

GRB in India: what has gone wrong?

The article examines the two main strategies adopted by the Government of India for institutionalizing gender responsive budgeting to highlight what has gone wrong and what needs to be fixed in order to achieve better outcomes for women. This article by Yamini Mishra and Navanita Sinha was published in Economic and Political Weekly.


Gender Budget Initiatives of Government of Karnataka (India)

Gender Budget Initiatives of Government of Karnataka (India)

Following a commitment by the Finance Minister of Karnataka to create a separate cell in the Finance Department tasked with identifying the quantum and resource allocation and expenditure for women, the first ever Gender Budget document was presented in the year 2007-08 at the Legislature with a hope to improve the sensitivity to address the issues which concerns women.


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 Budgeting An Indian Perspective

Gender Budgeting  An Indian Perspective

In India, Gender budgeting as a distinct tool was institutionalized by the introduction of gender budgeting statement in the Union Budget 2005-06. This paper tries to trace the steps taken in this direction by analyzing the pattern of resource allocation under gender budgeting with an in-depth analysis of schemes included in Union Budget 2007-08.


Gender Responsive Budgeting in Education

Gender Responsive Budgeting in Education

This advocacy brief published in 2010 by UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education was written by Reina Ichii. The author argues that achieving the Education for All (EFA) goals by 2015 requires the design and implementation of programmes that are specifically aimed at achieving the desired outcomes. Budgets required for implementing those programmes must be made available and consistently monitored to ensure that funds are spent in the right places and are effective in achieving the...