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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.


How to Integrate a Gender Perspective into Well-Being Budgeting Practices

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...


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


Technical Brief - GRB in the context of COVID-19

This technical brief builds on UN Women’s Guidance Note on ‘ Assessing Fiscal Stimulus Packages to respond to the Socio- Economic Impacts of Covid-19’  and it presents key entry points for using gender responsive budgeting to assess and monitor COVID-19 fiscal support packages. It presents five main GRB tools with corresponding information and guiding questions to support their use in the current context.


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.



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.


The GRB capacity index

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The GRB capacity index was formulated as part of an assessment commissioned by the National Women's Machinery in Costa Rica to understand the factors behind the low implementation of GRB in the country. In the experience of Costa Rica, the GRB capacity index was useful in identifying capacity gaps at individual and institutional levels that need to be addressed to ensure that planning and budgeting respond to women's priorities. However, the index can be adapted to different purposes and to...


The National Network Action Plan to Support Gender Responsive Budgeting In Jordan (2015 – 2017)

UN Women in close partnership with JNCW supported the members of the GRB network in finalizing the National Network Action Plan to Support GRB in Jordan (2015 – 2017). The action plan as well as the vision, mission, core values and mandate of the network has been published as an informative brochure .