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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.


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...


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.


Albania: Time Use Survey (2010-2011)

The main goal of the Albanian Time Use Survey is to develop nationally representative estimates of how people divide their time of various life activities. The main objectives to be achieved through the time use survey were: • To measure the amount of time spent by the Albanian population on different activities; • To identify gender differences in time use patterns with special focus on paid and unpaid work activities; • To carry out the survey in full accordance with the...


Tax Reform for Timor-Leste A New Value Added Tax

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Governments raise tax revenues so that they can meet the needs of the people they represent. Fair and equal taxation makes sure that tax laws do not discriminate against people who live traditional lives, subsistence farmers, rural business owners, women, or the poor


A Practitioner’s Guide to Gender responsive planning and implementation

A Practitioner’s Guide to Gender responsive planning and implementation

The guide brings together and synthesises several innovative and tested strategies on gender responsive planning & implementation from across India....


A study of the economic costs for the implementation of the Albanian legislation against domestic violence

Knowing the economic costs of the activities of state institutions is necessary for budgeting addressing the implementation of the legislation against domestic violence. Therefore, in this document we have presented two study reports which provide data on the costs of the prevention of and fight against domestic violence in Albania, and help the calculation of the relevant expenses. The findings of this study will help strengthen the activity of the relevant authorities and will improve the...


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 Female-Friendliest Treasurer of them All (taxation in Australia)

The Female-Friendliest Treasurer of them All (taxation in Australia)

The document provides a gender analysis of the Australian Treasurer's 2006/2007 budgetary changes by examining the gender impacts of newly introduced tax concessions. It identifies the groups most able to take advantage of these as being income and flexible-asset rich Australians (which include relatively few women).The paper concludes by identifying the elements of a budgetary approach that would contribute to a more female- friendly retirement incomes policy.