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Sub-Saharan Africa: A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts

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  • Ms. Lisa L Kolovich
  • Suhaib Kebhaj
  • Ms. Janet Gale Stotsky

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Gender budgeting is an initiative to use fiscal policy and administration to address gender inequality and women’s advancement. A large number of sub-Saharan African countries have adopted gender budgeting. Two countries that have achieved notable success in their efforts are Uganda and Rwanda, both of which have integrated gender-oriented goals into budget policies, programs, and processes in fundamental ways. Other countries have made more limited progress in introducing gender budgeting into their budget-making. Leadership by the ministry of finance is critical for enduring effects, although nongovernmental organizations and parliamentary bodies in sub-Saharan Africa play an essential role in advocating for gender budgeting.

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  • Ms. Lisa L Kolovich & Suhaib Kebhaj & Ms. Janet Gale Stotsky, 2016. "Sub-Saharan Africa: A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts," IMF Working Papers 2016/152, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:2016/152
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