How to Integrate a Gender Perspective into Well-Being Budgeting Practices

Well-being gender budgeting (WBGB) experiences use a multidimensional approach for planning and budgeting combining the Capability Approach along with gender responsive budgeting. However, what happens to the other well-being budgeting initiatives that do not explicitly include this «gender focus» in their conceptualization? This article explores the gender biases that can be found in well-being budgeting and the challenges of integrating a gender perspective into these practices.

Gender and Corruption in LAC

The recent release of the Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – Latin America and the Caribbean is an important step for understanding how corruption affects women. Based on a survey of more than 17,000 people in 18 countries across the region, the report reveals new data that could help develop more gender-responsive anticorruption programmes and policies.

A Difference between Men and Women - The Income

Study by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance discussing  existing income discrepancies based on current statistics and examining the effects of taxation, which is gender-neutral in its legal formulation, on these differences, especially with regard to the most recent tax reform.

Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 5c1

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicator 5.c.1 “Proportion of countries with systems to track and make public allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment” has been recently reclassified as Tier II by the Inter-Agency Expert Group on SDGs. The indicator measures progress towards Target 5c of the SDGs to “adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels”. It links the policy and legal requirements for gender equality with resource allocations for their implementation. By tracking resource allocations, governments introduce deliberate measures into the planning and budgeting cycle to meet their gender policy objectives such as eliminating gender based violence or increasing women’s employment. By making these allocations public, governments commit to higher levels of transparency and accountability in budget decision making.

The State of the Field of Gender Lens Investing

This report (2015) tells the history of the field of gender lens investing over the last five years and outlines a roadmap to the future, defining the critical areas of focus for resources and attention. The Criterion Institute tells that story from the perspective of Convergence, a major conference they hosted, which brought together leaders in the field four times between 2011 and 2014. The research for this report builds from the transcripts and documents of that conference as well as additional secondary research.

Gender Equality and Taxation in VietNam

While Viet Nam has made important achievements in gender equality during the past decades by way of improving policies, legal frameworks, and national institutional mechanisms; challenges related to employment in the informal sector, the effects of climate change, and access to the social security system continue to affect the lives of a large proportion of the country’s population, the majority of whom are women and the poor.

Priorities of Gender equality and External development aid to Kyrgyzstan

The publication decribes two main features:
1. Development in the Kyrgyz Republic, an institutional mechanism to promote
gender equality, responsible for the formulation of national programs and
strategies for gender equality and women's empowerment;
2. The analysis of the flow of funding policies of gender equality and empowerment of women authority of local resources, official development assistance contributions to the development of national level in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Women Moving Mountains

The publication analyzes the aggregate impact of women’s organizations around the world that received grants from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ MDG3 Fund. Including results from 78% of the grantees, this analysis demonstrates the huge reach and transformation that is possible when organizations working to build women’s collective power for change receive serious resources for an extended period of time, with flexibility to refine their strategies to adapt to shifting contexts.