Millennium Development Goals & Gender Budgeting: Where Does India Stand?

  • 2010
  • Bhumika Jhamb and Navanita Sinha

This paper makes an assessment of the budgetary commitment of the Union Government towards achievement of the MDGs from the perspective of gender. That the Union Government has adopted Gender Budgeting since 2005-06 makes it imperative to ask: how is Gender Budgeting in the Union Government helping the country achieve the MDGs for its women? Guided by this question, the paper makes an assessment of the allocation priorities in the last three Union Budgets with the help of the information compiled by the Finance Ministry in the Gender Budgeting Statements.

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