Gender budgets make more cents: country studies and good practice

Gender budgets make more cents: country studies and good practice

Over 50 countries in the world have gender budget initiatives of some kind. This book builds on a previous publication, 'Gender Budgets Makes Cents,' which provides an overview of gender-responsive budget (GRB) initiatives; and describes the conceptual framework, evolution of the work and lessons learned. This book is a response to the need to document 'good practice' in gender budget work from across the globe. It provides detailed country information and analysis on GRBs. One of the strongest messages of this book is that how one tackles gender budget work must be strongly influenced by the political, economic, social and cultural situation in a country. There is no single blueprint, or recipe, for successful gender budget work. The chapter on the Andean region, for example, which gives examples of initiatives in three countries, reveals some of the differences that can emerge both between and within countries even when initiatives form part of a single project. The book contains ten stories of engagement in gender budget work. For the most part, the countries chosen are not well known for their gender budgeting activities, such as Tanzania and Uganda. All of the chapters are written by practitioners – by people who are, or have been, actively involved in the activities they describe. [adapted from source]

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