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How To Make The Law Work? Budgetary Implications of Domestic Violence Policies in Latin America

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This synthesis paper examines the evolution of efforts to address domestic violence in Latin America. In the outset, the authors elucidate the methodological dilemmas involved in collecting data on domestic violence. The paper discusses some of the outcom


How can PFM Reforms Contribute to Gender Equality Outcomes

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This paper provides guidance on how to make Public Finance Management (PFM) reforms gender responsive. It presents an overview of PFM reforms and explains how and why they are important to the achievement of gender equality outcomes. The paper aims to link ongoing work on gender responsive budgeting (GRB) with broader PFM reform efforts by increasing understanding of GRB among PFM practitioners and increasing understanding of PFM reforms among gender experts to support better results for gender equality and women's empowerment.


How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (French)

How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (French)

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PD) commits donors and partner countries to reform aid management and delivery in order to strengthen its development outcomes. Through the Declaration, development partners commit to implementing common arrangements for planning, funding, disbursing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on donor activities and aid flows at country level. To respond to these requirements, donors have collectively put in place a number of mechanisms to better coordinate...


How do donors collectively address gender issues in joint coordination mechanisms at country level?

How do donors collectively address gender issues in joint coordination mechanisms at country level?

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PD) commits donors and partner countries to reform aid management and delivery in order to strengthen its development outcomes. Through the Declaration, development partners commit to implementing common arrangements for planning, funding, disbursing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on donor activities and aid flows at country level. To respond to these requirements, donors have collectively put in place a number of mechanisms to better coordinate...


How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (Spanish)

How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (Spanish)

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PD) commits donors and partner countries to reform aid management and delivery in order to strengthen its development outcomes. Through the Declaration, development partners commit to implementing common arrangements for planning, funding, disbursing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on donor activities and aid flows at country level. To respond to these requirements, donors have collectively put in place a number of mechanisms to better coordinate...


How To Make The Law Work? Budgetary Implications of Domestic Violence Policies in Latin America

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This synthesis paper examines the evolution of efforts to address domestic violence in Latin America. In the outset, the authors elucidate the methodological dilemmas involved in collecting data on domestic violence. The paper discusses some of the outcomes of domestic violence laws, including government actions undertaken, strategies used to implement laws when funding is lacking, and the extent of domestic violence services resulting from domestic violence laws. The paper also provides a...


How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (Portuguese)

How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (Portuguese)

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PD) commits donors and partner countries to reform aid management and delivery in order to strengthen its development outcomes. Through the Declaration, development partners commit to implementing common arrangements for planning, funding, disbursing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on donor activities and aid flows at country level. To respond to these requirements, donors have collectively put in place a number of mechanisms to better coordinate...


How To Make The Law Work? Budgetary Implications of Domestic Violence Policies in Latin America

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This synthesis paper examines the evolution of efforts to address domestic violence in Latin America. In the outset, the authors elucidate the methodological dilemmas involved in collecting data on domestic violence. The paper discusses some of the outcom


Reforma Impostu Rendimentu no Konsumu ba Timor-Leste

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Rezumu ne’e hanesan sumáriu ida bazeia ba Relatóriu UN Women nian, Reforma Impostu Rendimentu no Konsumu ba Timor-Leste: Impaktu Jéneru no Pobreza, Opsaun Polítika, no Rekomendasaun.


Handbook on Costing Gender Equality

Handbook on Costing Gender Equality

The Handbook is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to costing gender equality priorities. It responds to the growing demand for guidance on estimating the financing needs for achieving gender equality commitments.


Response of Aid Agencies to VAW in Central America

Response of Aid Agencies to VAW in Central America

This report focuses on the responses of international aid agencies working on violence against women (VAW) in Central America and, in particular, the situation in Honduras. One of the conclusions of the publication is that International organisations should commit to gender budgeting, which is important as an indicator and create mechanisms to monitor their own organisations performance on VAW.


Realizing Their Needs: Women's Access to Public Services in Sector Decentralization

Realizing Their Needs: Women's Access to Public Services in Sector Decentralization

Since 2004, 13 research projects supported in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America by the Women's Rights and Citizenship program of Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have been exploring exactly how decentralization affects women's access to services, resources, and local power. The findings show that these reforms do not automatically benefit women, and can even put them at a disadvantage.


Recommendations and guidelines for introducing the gender perspective to local budgets in Bosnia...

Recommendations and guidelines for introducing the gender perspective to local budgets in Bosnia...

The publication presents a set of instruments for the analysis of public revenues and expenditures from a gender perspective. The authors analyzed...


Training module on Local Level GRB in Morocco.

Training module on Local Level GRB in Morocco.

Training module produced in the context of the Local Level GRB programme in Morocco.


Report on Morocco Local Level GRB initiative,UNIFEM 2005

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This report presents the results of a research aimed at developing a diagnosis and an analysis of the opportunities that stem from introducing a gender approach in budgetary processes in some communes of Morocco. It was prepared under a joint UNIFEM/EU initiative supporting the integration of a gender approach in the systems and budgetary processes at local level in the context of decentralization. The report is in French.


Report of the UN Secretary-General on Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women

Report of the UN Secretary-General on Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women

The present report of the UN Secretary-General on Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women, January 2008 has been prepared in accordance with the programme of work of the Commission on the Status of Women for 2007-2009, which identified Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women as the priority theme for the fifty-second session. The report analyses the current situation of financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women and proposes recommendations...


Report on gender assessment of donor strategic documents in Kyrgyzstan

This report on  gender assessment of  donor strategic documents by GIZ and  World Bank.


Tax matters A media guide to research on taxation and good governance

Tax matters A media guide to research on taxation and good governance

This is the eighth in a series of briefing documents for the media from the RELAY programme. RELAY works with Southern print and broadcast journalists to communicate the findings of academic research in an accessible way. This issue focuses on the links between taxation and governance. Copyrights. Panos London, November 2009


Taxation: Half the Story of the Budgeting Process

Taxation: Half the Story of the Budgeting Process

The document by Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE), is a brief paper on the gender analysis of the Uganda taxation sector. This gender analysis provides a basis for investigating the gender dimension in tax policy formulation and Central Government tax administration carried out by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).


Violence against Women in Mozambique (English)

Violence against Women in Mozambique (English)

This issue paper explores the linkages between Violence against Women (VAW), public security and health. The authors argue that VAW can only be addressed if sufficient attention is given to underlying gender issues in all relevant sectors. The paper presents the innovative inter-sectoral interventions adopted in Mozambique in response to VAW and concludes with recommendations for public investments and budget allocations to ensure their expansion and sustainability. "