Publish Year : 2015
Thematic Area: Planning and Budgeting
Language: English
Countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Region: Europe and Central Asia
Resource type: Case Studies
Author: Ermira Lubani, Raquel Coello

Description:

Support for gender responsive policies, programming and budgets has been an important priority area of UN Women’s Sub-Regional Office for Central and South Eastern Europe. In 2011, the Sub-regional Office launched a three-year project on Promoting Gender Responsive Policies in South East Europe (PGRP-SEE) financed by the Austrian Development Agency. The project covered Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and FYR Macedonia. The ultimate goal of the project was that policies, programs and budgets in the three project countries contribute to the effective implementation of commitments towards women’s empowerment and gender equality in targeted sectors.The publication summarizes the learning that emerged from the implementation of the project in the period 2011-2013. It captures the most important lessons learnt, the approaches used and accomplishments and challenges related to promoting GRB in the three countries and at regional level. The publication focuses on efforts oriented to improving individual as well as collective and institutional capacities to implement GRB. It aims to describe the diversity of strategies, accomplishments and challenges of different interventions that took place in each of the countries but also to capture common approaches to strengthen capacities of civil society and government institutions to integrate gender into policies, planning, programming, budgeting and monitoring of results.