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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;...


Action for Development (ACFODE) Experiences at the Local Level

Action for Development (ACFODE) Experiences at the Local Level

The publication is comprehensive review of ACFODE of Uganda's gender budgeting experiences at the local level. Among some of the topics discussed in the newsletter are ACFODE's initiatives, mission, activities, lessons learnt, local level gender budget research and more.


Gender and Participatory Budgeting

Gender and Participatory Budgeting

This publication was prepared in 2004 by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA- UK's leading accountancy body for public services) for DFID. Gender and participatory budgeting are increasingly being used in developing countries to give civil society groups or members of a community a means to influence the way public resources are spent. Similar approaches have also been used in the United Kingdom and there is scope for the lessons emerging from developing countries to...


Gender Budget Initiative in Gdansk, Poland

Gender Budget Initiative in Gdansk, Poland

The booklet produced by NEWW-Polska in 2005, is a report outlining the results of the Gender Budget analysis in Gdansk, Poland. The report provides a detailed discussion of the demographic, education, health and local labor structures in Gdansk. In addition to providing gender budgeting methods and tools used in other countries, the synopsis outlines three selected issues of Gdansk society and presents recommendations which may serve as aids in planning budgets in the region. Central...


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 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 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 Local Governance

Gender Equality and Local Governance

The publication “Gender Equality and Local Governance” is a joint collaboration between ADC and UN Women. It summarizes the learning’s that have emerged from several gender-sensitive interventions at local level. The publication brings together concrete experiences obtained in activities implemented by UN Women and the Austrian-funded “Equity in Governance” project (2007-2011). These interventions aimed to address two main questions: How can national gender legislation, national gender policy,...


FOWODE GRB Story

Story portraying the importance of gender responsive budgeting (GRB) and the activism for the advancement of women in decision-making and leadership by the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) in Uganda.


Examples from Local Level GRB in Latin America

Examples from Local Level GRB in Latin America

This case study was compiled by Debbie Budlender based on presentations by Raquel Coello, and Leire Lopez, during UNIFEM/UNFPA GRB Workshops in Cape Town and Bangkok, April and June 2006. One of the ways in which Latin America's GRB initiatives are different from those in other regions and countries is that most of the GRB work has happened at local level. Further, the Latin American initiatives have often emphasized participation of women in decision-making, building upon the mainstream...