Gender Responsive Budgeting

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Gender mainstreaming in the budgetary process has a transformational potential to reduce inequalities between women and men and remove barriers in equal access to public goods and services. This public finance reform will bring changes if gender considerations are mainstreamed in the Budget System Law; if gender responsive budgeting is supported by the Ministry of Finance, the Coordination Body for Gender Equality and the Parliament; and if technical support to budget users is available. The change needs to be gradual and incremental, leading to sustainable results even if new budget users are added each year. Providers of technical support must have a gender background, and be able to understand theoretical underpinnings of gender responsive budgeting (GRB), but also translate them into practice, offer clear guidance and provide practical advice to civil servants.

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