A Gender and Development Seminar Series Event
At the Finance for Development Conference in Addis Ababa in July, governments made commitments on financing for gender equality and undertook to increase transparency and equal participation in the budgeting process and to promote gender responsive budgeting and tracking.
Gender budgeting promotes greater accountability on how governments are promoting gender equality and helps ensure that budgets and policies are geared toward achieving gender equality. It entails identifying and reflecting needed interventions to address gender gaps in sector and local government policies, plans and budgets. Gender Budgeting also aims to analyze the gender-differentiated impact of revenue-raising policies and the allocation of domestic resources and Official Development Assistance.
Many countries have been implementing gender budgeting over periods of several years; new research commissioned by the IMF will assess the impact of gender budgeting on macroeconomic policy and public finance management.
Sheila Quinn, Political Economist and Gender Specialist
Dino Merotto, Lead Economist, Jobs Cross-Cutting Solutions Area
Carolina Rentería, Lead Economist, Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice