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Fiscal Policy

Gender Budgeting (GB)


Session No.: JV 20.09

Location: Vienna, Austria

Date: February 12-14, 2020 (1 week)

Primary Language: English

Interpretation Language: Russian

    Target Audience

    Government officials from various agencies involved in gender budgeting such as gender policy coordination units, ministries of finance, and specific sectors. The course is targeted at mid-level to senior officers from the Caucasus and Central Asia with experience in fiscal policy or budgeting.

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    Mid-level to senior officers with experience in fiscal policy or budgeting.

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    Course Description

    This workshop, presented by the Fiscal Affairs Department, introduces IMF’s Public Financial Management (PFM) approach to gender budgeting, helping foster peer learning.

    Gender equality is on the government’s policy agenda in many countries from different regions and income groups. Despite some achievements in promoting gender equality over the last years, gender gaps still exist. Some of the countries are considering and implementing gender budgeting initiatives to further promote gender equality.

    To support these important initiatives, this workshop helps countries to: (i) develop a better understanding of gender budgeting practices and their integration with the PFM cycle; (ii) present innovations in gender budgeting and the challenges they face; (iii) initiate a dialogue among the participating countries on the design and implementation of gender budgeting initiatives and practices, with the objective of learning lessons and improving the impact of these initiatives. It also brings together government representatives from various agencies – including gender policy coordination units, ministries of finance, and specific sectors – as well as regional experts supporting gender budget initiatives, such as UN Women.

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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

    • Identify institutional perspectives on gender responsive budgeting and gender equality.
    • Analyze how gender budgeting concepts and objectives are being implemented in their own countries.
    • Identify good practice examples that can be used to improve current practices in their countries.
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