Recognising Gender Biases, Rethinking Budgets

  • 2012
  • Pooja Parvati, Bhumika Jhamb, Saumya Shrivastava and Khwaja Mobeen ur Rehman

This study analyses the strategy of Gender Responsive Budgeting in the Union Government and selected States (viz. Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar), highlighting the different approaches that each of them have followed for its implementation. The report highlights both gaps and positive developments from each of these states, providing useful insights on how Gender Responsive Budgeting needs to be re-interpreted by our policymakers.

The strategy of Gender Budgeting should try to ensure that gender-based disadvantages confronting women and girl children in various sectors are recognised and special measures are incorporated in government policies and budgets to address them. Bringing in a gender perspective in planning and budgeting, could in turn facilitate mitigation of gender-based challenges confronting women and girl children in the country.

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