Good Practices in Gender Budgeting

UNIFEM's Experiences with Capacity Development in South Eastern Europe   June 11th, 2010 | 9.00 - 16.30 | C3 - Centrum für Internationale Entwicklung | Sensengasse 3 | 1090 Wien

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The presentations as pdf-downloads:

Initiating Gender Responsive Budgeting in South East Europe, Asya Varbanova and Common misconceptions
Gender mainstreaming in public finance management and program budgeting reforms: The case of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Anamaria Golemac Powell
Gender responsive budgeting at local level in context of limited decentralization: The case of Albania, Christine Arab
The role of civil society when GRB is still novel: The case of Serbia,
Nevena Ivanovic

Final Discussion: Moving from the GRB “potential” benefits into “real” benefits: Results from, Serbia, Albania and Macedonia  
Asya Varbanova, Anamaria Golemac Powell, Nevena Ivanovic, Ermira Lubani  (UNIFEM), Brigitte Holzner (ADA)
Chair: Laura Leyser (ADA)

Moderation: Brigitte Holzner (Austrian Development Agency)

Starting in 2006, UNIFEM has conducted a programme for Gender-Responsive Budgeting  in Southeastern Europe (Albania, Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina). The overall aim of the programme was to strengthen democratic governance and to promote women's human rights through support to policy planning and budgeting processes. Counterparts in governments were supported to develop their capacity to apply gender responsive budgeting (GRB) for the analysis and formulation of policies of importance to women.  The programme also supported gender equality advocates in civil society, NGOs and universities to develop knowledge on GRB and to engage in monitoring of allocations as an advocacy strategy.

The objective is to learn from the experiences and insights of this GRB programme: How to engage with government institutions, civil society and academics, how to achieve a common understanding of gender in budgetary processes and methods, and how to develop capacity for budget analysis with a gender perspective.

The inputs and discussions should also allow conclusions for other forms of social budgeting (e.g. child budgeting, environmental budgeting, human rights budgeting).

Target groups of the workshop:

The workshop is intended for development programme managers and for gender experts who are involved in analysing, preparing, and facilitating financial governance.

Development experts
will benefit from this workshop by learning how to incorporate a social, i.e. gender equality dimension into public financial management. Likewise, gender experts will benefit from this workshop by learning how the budgetary methodology can be utilized for gender mainstreaming.

The full programme as pdf-download.

A cooperation between ADA and VIDC within the scope of the gender budgeting working team.