Sub-Saharan Africa : A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts

Author/Editor:

Janet Gale Stotsky ; Lisa L Kolovich ; Suhaib Kebhaj

Publication Date:

July 28, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Gender budgeting is an initiative to use fiscal policy and administration to address gender inequality and women’s advancement. A large number of sub-Saharan African countries have adopted gender budgeting. Two countries that have achieved notable success in their efforts are Uganda and Rwanda, both of which have integrated gender-oriented goals into budget policies, programs, and processes in fundamental ways. Other countries have made more limited progress in introducing gender budgeting into their budget-making. Leadership by the ministry of finance is critical for enduring effects, although nongovernmental organizations and parliamentary bodies in sub-Saharan Africa play an essential role in advocating for gender budgeting.

Series:

Working Paper No. 16/152

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 28, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475520033/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2016152

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

50

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