Contribution to the Ghana High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Agenda for Action
Declaration by the representatives of Government, bilateral and multilateral organizations, civil society participating in the Almaty High Level Forum on Gender Equality and rights-based Development Planning and Budgeting in the Commonwealth of Independent States.
UNIFEM collaborated with the Government of Burundi to convene a regional consultation on Aid Effectiveness and Gender Equality in Africa in July 2006 in Bujumbura, Burundi with participants from government, NGOs, regionalbodies, donors and UN agencies. This report reflects country-level experiences shared at the Burundi consultation on the gender equality opportunities and challenges arising from aid reform processes. Cases from Zambia, Kenya, Senegal, Ghana and Burundi are explored in the report.
This handbook is designed for use by those responsible for the implementation of gender budgeting. Gender budgeting, as defined by the Council of Europe, is gender mainstreaming in the budgetary processes.
This brochure briefly details the objectives and vision behind gender responsive budgets. Examples of implementation tools such as gender aware policy appraisal and gender-disaggregated public expenditure incidence analysis are also illustrated. The brochure further highlights pioneering initiatives in various countries, using diverse approaches.
This Newsletter seeks to encourage knowledge sharing from Gender Budget Initiatives around the world, share news on progress made in incorporating a gender perspective into budgeting, and inform practitioners of new resources and publications on GRB. The newsletter aims to reach out to the community of development practitioners, gender advocates, policy makers, government and non-governmental actors. Each issue will shed light on the efforts of specific actors in relation to GRB, demonstrate the application of GRB in a particular area, and highlight a specific country or regional programme supported by UNIFEM or other agencies.
This series of briefs provides highlights of findings from research reviews conducted under the European Commission (EC)/UNIFEM programme ‘Integrating Gender Responsive Budgeting into the Aid Effectiveness Agenda’. The three year programme consists of research and programmatic technical assistance.In the framework of the programme, a series of knowledge briefs has been developed to highlight some of the key research findings:- Guidance sheet on ‘How can aid be gender responsive in the context of the new aid modalities? Lessons from gender responsive budgeting initiatives’- Brief on ‘How do donors collectively address gender issues in joint coordination mechanisms at country level?’ - Brief on ‘How do individual donors address gender issues in their policy, programming, and financing at country level?’- Summaries of country reports.
Alternative Economic Survey, India, 2006–07: Pampering Corporates, Pauperizing Masses
This paper by Aasha Kapur Mehta, Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Public Administration calls for a reprioritization of the funds that are available to combat HIV/Aids to better target positive persons. It argues that Gender Budgeting could support such efforts and provides guidance on how to prepare a Gender Budget that meets the health needs of women affected and infected with HIV.
This research report has been generated as part of a UNIFEM programme, “Integrating gender responsive budgeting into the aid effectiveness agenda”. The programme is funded by the European Commission (EC) and consists of research and programmatic technical assistance. The three-year programme seeks to demonstrate how gender responsive budgeting (GRB) tools and strategies contribute to enhancing a positive impact on gender equality of aid provided in the form of General Budget Support (GBS).
This brochure developed by UNIFEM's Gender Budget Programme in 2008 provides an overview of UNIFEM's support to GRB work around the world at national, local and sectoral level, in addition to brief case studies of GRB initiatives in India, Latin America, Morocco, Mozambique and the Philippines.
This volume asks the question “Who answers to women?” at a pivotal moment. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed to in 2000 contain a commitment to achieving gender equality andwomen’s empowerment, including indicators and concrete targets related to girls’ education and to maternal mortality.It demonstrates that the MDGs and other international commitments to women will only be met if gender-responsive accountability systems are put in place both nationally andinternationally. The chapters in this volume examine how gender-responsive changes to accountability systems are enhancing women’s influence in politics and their access to public services, to economic opportunities, to justice, and fi nally to international assistance for development and security.