Gender Budgeting (GB)

Course No.: SA 18.17
Location: New Delhi, India
Date: March 26, 2018-March 28, 2018 (0.6 Week)
Language: English

Target Audience:

Officials from the Ministry of Finance and other ministries with a leading GB role


Mid to Senior level officers with experience in fiscal policy or budgeting

Course Description:

Gender equality and women's economic empowerment contributes to sustainable economic growth. Governments through their expenditure and revenue decisions impact on gender equality. Gender budgeting (GB) is about analyzing fiscal policies and budgetary decisions to understand their impact-both intended and unintended-on gender equality and using this information to design more effective gender equality policies. This workshop on gender budgeting will discuss GB tools and integrating a gender perspective throughout the budget cycle. It will address current international and regional practices in designing and implementing gender budgeting and what has worked, what has not, what are the challenges and what lessons can be learned to strengthen country practices.

The workshop participants will be from the Ministry of Finance and other ministries with a leading GB role from the six SARTTAC countries and Indian States. The workshop will include presentations from international and regional experts, country case study presentations, presentations from participants and exercises and group work to promote peer to peer exchange and discussion. One of the takeaways will be practical guidance on implementing and strengthening country practices in gender budgeting. The workshop will cover the following areas:

- GB concept, objectives, relation to gender equality and global and regional trends
- GB tools (e.g. GB statement, GB impact analysis) and integrating gender approach into all stages of the budget cycle - planning, formulation and execution.
- Asian regional country case studies and presentations by participants.
- Peer to peer learning on current and good practices at a national and sub-national level in implementing gender budgeting and overcoming challenges.
- Discussion of gender budgeting from different institutional perspectives

Course Objectives:

By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to: 1. Learn the Gender budgeting concept, objectives and implementation trends in Asia and globally.2. Gain institutional perspective on the GRB and gender equality3. Understand the peer and good practices countries, to improve their national and sub-national practices

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