15 29 June 2016 (E051116) | Register for this course (page opens in new window)
Instructor: Maja Bosnic
Gender responsive budgeting is a tool to ensure that gender equality commitments are reflected and realised in public budgets. Since the 1990s, gender budgeting is increasingly used in developed and developing countries by different actors (ministries of finance, line ministries, NGOs, gender advocates and universities) to asses impact of government expenditures on citizens, women and men, and to transform budget programmes to target priority needs and close gender gaps. This e-learning course introduces participants to the concept, principles, tools and practical examples of gender responsive budgeting (GRB) and how to use it. Starting with basics of gender equality principles, through public budgets and budgetting the course discusses how best to combine gender knowledge with knowledge of public finance to achieve de-facto gender equality and effective use of budget funds. The course will also cover different examples and case studies to show variety of approaches in GRB around the world. Through case studies, it will also look at how practitioners can use GRB tools to analyse existing budget programs and provide recommendations for improvement of the programmes to better target the needs of all.
Participants will engage in several practical exercises to think critically about how they can use GRB effectively in different contexts.