Gender responsive budgeting is a tool to ensure that gender equality commitments are reflected and realized 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 programs to target priority needs and close gender gaps. This e-learning course offered by the Global Human Rights Education and Training Center (HREA) 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 budgeting 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 analyze existing budget programs and provide recommendations for improvement of the programs to better target the needs of all. Click here for more details. Click here to register.
This course involves three 60-minute webinars, reading materials, and a final assignment, and is offered over a three-week period. The webinars will take places on 3 Wednesdays from 13h00-14h00 GMT/UTC: on 15 June, 22 June, and 29 June.