Gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) is a concept and a practical approach widely used in developed and developing countries in the last 35 years. It can serve as a tool to achieve the triple objective of promoting development, promoting gender equality and fulfill human rights. UN Women supports efforts to ensure gender-sensitive governance frameworks and to expand their scope, in particular to improve: participation in key planning processes, approaches based on lessons learned and the institutionalization of these in public administration in general. Based on this experience, the UN Women Training Center in coordination with the Leadership and Governance Section, has developed the online moderated course: Gender-Responsive Budgeting Analysis and Strategies: Moving Forward from Theory to Practice.
This course, which is available in English, Spanish and French has two principle aims: the first one is to enhance the analytical and practical skills of Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) practitioners, translating theory into practice by building capacity in the application of GRB analysis and enhancing understanding of the gender dimension in each step in the policy-budget cycle. The second aim of this course is to enhance the necessary skills to identify entry points to introduce GRB and to develop a sustainable strategy.
The course content is organized in 5 modules following the logic of the policymaking process:
- Module 1: Context analysis
- Module 2: Policy analysis
- Module 3: Budget analysis
- Module 4: Monitoring and Evaluationl
- Module 5: GRB Strategies
The last module (Module 5) summarizes the main features to consider at the time of designing or implementing a GRB strategy. This module also examines Public Finance Management reforms and the budget process as entry points to introduce GRB.
The course is open to GRB practitioners and all who want to conduct GRB analysis (specially, sectoral analysis or gender analysis of expenditure) and/or to implement a GRB initiative using a practical strategy. The course will be of particular benefit to governmental policymakers and development practitioners, including United Nations staff who are supporting GRB initiatives, researchers, civil society and advocates who are working on gender mainstreaming in different spheres such as public policy, planning and budgeting or who are keen to enhance their knowledge of GRB sectoral analysis and strategies.
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