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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).


The Goal is Poverty Eradication

The Goal is Poverty Eradication

The brief paper brings forth a gender analysis of the finance sector in Uganda. The paper underlines the importance of integrating gender guidelines into the budget as the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MFPED) strive towards their goal of diminishing absolute poverty to less than 10 percent by the year 2017. Conducting sex-disaggregrated benefit assessments of policies, gender sensitive evaluation of public expenditures and evaluating gender implications of the...



The price of protection: Costing the Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act in South Africa

The price of protection: Costing the Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act in South Africa

This report presents research on the costs of implementing South Africa's Domestic Violence Act (DVA), with a focus on quantifying missing personnel costs. It describes the methodology used in the research, the process required to obtain a protection order and the time taken at each step. The authors discuss factors impeding the execution of the DVA, such as the role of criminal justice employees. They also offer recommendations to secure an adequate budget to implement the DVA.


The Political Economy of Women's Budgets in the South Africa

The Political Economy of Women's Budgets in the South Africa

The article discusses the potential for gender budget exercises to address gender issues and more specifically, the capacity for such exercises to address the complexities and dilemmas associated with mainstreaming gender into governance processes. The author draws largely upon the South African initiative and highlights how gender budget exercises must be modulated within a social, economic and political context.


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. "


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 in Fiscal Policies: The Case of West Bengal

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This document, represents the gender analysis that was conducted on Tanzania's 2003-2004 National Budget. The study conducted by Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP) opens with characteristics of a gender-sensitive and pro-poor budget and continues with the analysis of Tanzania's 2003-2004 revenues and expenditures. It includes recommendations for more equitable and pro-poor budgeting, priority sectors, health, agriculture and water, within Tanzania.


Gender Analysis of Uganda's Budget 2003-2004

Gender Analysis of Uganda's Budget 2003-2004

This document is a gender analysis of Uganda's 2003-2004 budget prepared by Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) The report discusses some of the emerging gender issues and concerns in the Ugandan 2003-2004 budget, potential gendered outcomes as well as recommendations for achieving future gender-sensitive budgets.


Gender Budgeting Guidelines and Analytical Tools at local level in Uganda

Gender Budgeting Guidelines and Analytical Tools at local level in Uganda

The Gender Budgeting guidelines have been developed to address the current deficiencies in gender budgeting. They aim to provide LLG stakeholders with a systematic way of developing budgets that address the need of females and males equitably. They provide the tools and methodology on how LLG stakeholders can undertake Gender Budgeting.