Seco (Macroeconomic Support Unit) and SDC (Gender and Governance Networks) are happy to invite you to a workshop on Socially Inclusive and Gender Responsive Budgeting (SIB/GRB). The objective of SIB/ GRB is to promote social inclusion and gender equality and ensure equitable economic and social outcomes for marginalized groups. It addresses key principles that are critical to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Leaving No One Behind (LNOB) and is anchored in the Financing for Development Agenda stressing that increased investment and mobilization of financial resources is required to close resource gaps to achieve these goals.
The workshop provides a platform to exchange among experts on SIB/GRB policies and practices, based on SDC’s new guidance of the topic (see guidance sheet and working paper) and approaches of other key stakeholders (including multilateral and civil society actors). The aim is to come to a common understanding on definitions, challenges and opportunities. In particular, the four following questions will guide the overall content discussion: