OPC 5 Gender Perspective 5 Including Gender Perspective in Public Budgets

Including Gender Perspective in Public Budgets

June 03, 2019

Gender-responsive budgeting aims at contributing to social equity by providing information that helps policymakers to consider the impact of these decisions on different groups of people.

This report describes the main methods for including this perspective in the budget cycle, both in terms of spending and resources, with an analysis of what has taken place in Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, South Korea, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Japan, and Mexico.

Argentina has been working on the development of a methodology to analyze the budget from a gender perspective since last year, and the 2019 Budget Law has already targeted 23 activities in different programs related to this issue.

Public policies can help to dismantle dynamics that produce patterns of inequality and there has been progress in the world to understand the impact that budgets have on gender. However, there is still room for improvement in terms of accountability of political officials and in terms of amending policies.

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