What’s behind the budget? Politics, rights and accountability in the budget process

This book aims to contribute to the evolving understanding of public expenditure management as a political, rather than a purely technical, process. In particular, it explores the ways in which a rights approach can contribute to strengthening pro-poor voice and outcomes in budget processes. It identifies issues, partners, tools and methods that may help development actors to support citizen accountability and a pro-poor, gender-equitable, focus in public expenditure management.

Public Finance Management, Including Gender-Responsive Budgeting

This paper explains what GRB is, what GRB work has help achieved and how it can further contribute to achieving gender equity and equality. The paper also presents some of the challenges of doing GRB work and concludes with a set of recommendations to institutionalize a gender equality perspective in public finance.

Making Budgets Gender- Sensitive: A Checklist for Programme-Based Aid

This checklist is meant to assist programme managers and thematic advisors in donor agencies to advance gender equality and women's empowerment within the framework of the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness. It is also meant to help in asking crucial questions regarding gaps and opportunities for gender mainstreaming in the new aid modalities with a special emphasis on gender responsive budgeting. The document was published by the Austrian Development Cooperation in 2009.

Impact of Government Budgets on Poverty and Gender Equality

In this paper, Simel Esim (2000) focuses on expenditure and revenue instruments of fiscal policy as strategic entry points for engendering macroeconomics. The paper also includes a discussion of the potential implications of monetary policy and overall fiscal stance on poverty and gender equality.

Gender Responsive Budgeting in FYR Macedonia

This fact sheet was produced by UNIFEM in 2007 under the UNIFEM sub -regional programme "Gender-Responsive Budgeting in South East Europe: Advancing Gender Equality and Democratic Governance through Increased Transparency and Accountability launched in late 2006. The programme includes Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Serbia. In the Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia, UNIFEM carried out a needs assessment of the budgetary processes and public finance reforms in October 2006.

Equality and Public Finances- A Discussion Paper on Gender Responsive Budgeting

The following report, published by The Nordic Council of Ministers, is part of a Nordic cooperation project that strives to contribute to the integration of a gender and equality perspective into Nordic financial policy. The report, which was distributed at a Gender budgeting seminar with over 70 governmental participants, outlines a number of examples of methods that are used in the Nordic countries and internationally, in order to compare gender equality analyses, including a gender perspective on the allocation of resources as well as understanding equality within different sectors.