UN Women's work on financing for gender equality supports the implementation of government and donor policy commitments to gender equality and women’s rights. Our work aims to strengthen policy, planning and budgeting processes at national and local levels for improved government accountability, transparency and service delivery. The full and equal participation of women and civil society is central to achieve these objectives.

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2021 UN Public Service Awards

  • Publish Date: sep. 30, 2020
  • Expiry Date: nov. 19, 2020

As the world continues to grapple with the wide-ranging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the innovation, accountability and effectiveness of public administrations to respond to the crisis and to ensure a green, inclusive and sustainable recovery is more crucial than ever. The pandemic has further underscored the need for governments and institutions to be better prepared for a crisis in all its forms. Whether a health pandemic, natural disaster, climate change, or economic shocks,...

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Technical Brief - GRB in the context of COVID-19

  • Publish Date: sep. 01, 2020

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.

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Roundtable Discussion - Insights from Young Women Economists on Jobs and Climate Action

  • Publish Date: ago. 28, 2020
  • Expiry Date: sep. 04, 2020

On 1 July 2020 the Secretary-General launched a series of roundtables of renowned economists to address critical issues in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first roundtable  focused on three pressing areas profoundly affected by the crisis: external debt, external finance and international trade.Please see summary attached.  The second roundtable in the series on 3 September 2020, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (EDT) , which shifts focus to look at the two defining issues - jobs and climate action.

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Strengthening the Gender Report for Increased Accountability in Morocco

  • Publish Date: sep. 27, 2019

The 2019 review and redesign of the Gender Responsive Results-Based Budgeting Report (RBG), more commonly referred to as the "Gender Report," in Morocco has led to a series of recommendations for 2020. With support from UN Women Morocco, the review set out to strengthen GR content to ensure it is a strategic accountability tool for monitoring and evaluating public policies from a gender perspective. It focused on assessing the contribution of the GR to the implementation and monitoring of GRB in Morocco, as well as challenges, including the lack of joint ownership of GRB by ministerial departments and the limited use of sector-specific gender analyses. Starting next year, the Gender Report (GR) will be more standardized to make it easier for users to access and provide information. This will include a clearer drafting framework for contributing line ministries and alignment with a new analytical approach.

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Creating a Caring Economy

The final report of the Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy has been released at a unique moment in global history. Reeling from the first wave of a deadly pandemic, perched on the precipice of a second wave and a deep and brutal recession, there was never a better time to ask: do we really want to go back to business as usual? The Covid-19 pandemic has brought much to light. The report presents a roadmap for building a new economy. Laying out the what, the why and the how, it is a call to action.

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.

Integrating Gender Equality into Fiscal Stimulus Packages - Uganda

This brief paper has been prepared in accordance with the guidance note from UN Women in consultation with the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) and the  Institute for Social Transformation.  The paper targets Legislators and the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED). It calls on the Government to assess the impacts of COVID-19 and other natural disasters on different vulnerable groups and adjust the...