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Introduction to the Fifth Women’s Budget Initiative

The South African Women’s Budget Initiative is a collaborative project of national parliamentarians and nongovernmental organizations. This piece looks at the themes discussed since the first initiative took place and evaluates the use of revenue analysis in international budget work.

Integrating gender and climate change in public budgeting: The case of Mexico

Integrating gender and climate change in public budgeting: The case of Mexico

It has become increasingly critical for countries to adopt a gender-responsive climate change budgetary approach to support gender equity while mitigating the adverse effects of global warming. Alongside our partners, we have undertaken research on how governments are incorporating gender-responsive climate change budget approaches.

This report aims to contribute to greater understanding of how governments are taking steps to reflect the intersection of gender and climate change in their budgets by examining the progress Mexico has made toward an integrated approach to elaborating its central government budgets. Download the paper.

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Gender-responsive climate change budgeting in Bangladesh: Exploring opportunities toward an inclusive climate resilient future

Gender-responsive climate change budgeting in Bangladesh: Exploring opportunities toward an inclusive climate resilient future

It has become increasingly critical for countries to adopt a gender-responsive climate change budgetary approach to support gender equity while mitigating the adverse effects of global warming. Alongside our partners, we have undertaken research on how governments are incorporating gender-responsive climate change budget approaches.

This study seeks to identify steps the government of Bangladesh has taken to integrate gender into its climate-related investments and investigates opportunities and challenges in mainstreaming gender-responsive climate change budgeting across all climate action plans. Download the paper.

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Budget Brief No. 31 – Participation in Public Finance Reform and Gender

There is growing recognition of the need for direct public participation in the development and implementation of public policies. But how can those advising on public finance management (PFM) reforms ensure that women are not excluded when the demand-side component of these reforms is designed?

This brief attempts to stimulate further discussion toward answering this question. It does this more by posing further questions than by offering answers. These questions are intended to assist in diagnosing some of the gender issues relating to existing or planned PFM reform programs.