Insights from a Comparative Study Between Bhutan and New Zealand

Publish Year : 2020
Thematic Area: Planning and Budgeting
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Countries: Bhutan, New Zealand
Region: Global, Asia and the Pacific
Resource type: Assessments and Analysis, Research
Author: Margarita Ozonas Marcos

Description:

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. It is based on the review of the documentation of the main well-being domains, political priorities and tools used from 2019-2020 in Bhutan and New Zealand. The article concludes with some insights and recommendations to merge GRB practices into well-being budgeting approaches.