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:
This guidance sheet targets SDC staff and outlines key issues, analytical framework and good practices for mainstreaming socially inclusive and gender responsive budgeting (SIB/GRB) into the design of SDC’s programmes and project interventions.
Input by Ursula Keller and Corinne Huser, SDC
The working paper contains four main sections: 1) Public Finance Management approaches at local and national level. Section 2) Obstacles and required enabling framework conditions 3) Project examples and lessons learned 4) Human rights-based programming framework for SIB/GRB.
1. Definition, frameworks and policy approaches of UN Women; 2. Global trends, opportunities and challenges for GRB.
Input by Ermira Lubani, GRB Policy Advisor, UN Women
Input by Jesper Lauridsen, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
1. Theory of Change and Impact of the Program; 2. Engagement throughout the PFM Cycle; 3. Engagement throughout the PFM Cycle; 4. Managing the Power and Politics.
Input by Chantal Bratschi-Kaye, SECO
1. Introduction to PEFA and its gender indicators,
2. Opportunities and challenges in the implementation
Experiences with the implementation of the GRB Framework of the IMF
Experiences from Practice Examples
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OBJECTIVE: Kenyan policymakers have put strong emphasis on transparency, participation and accountability in the new Constitution and legal framework. This paper highlights key provisions in Kenya’s legal framework to stimulate discussion on how the provisions can be converted to functioning participatory systems.
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KADP has developed this County leader’s briefing note on Participatory Budgeting (PB) to support leaders to understand PB, why it is important, its pros and cons, as well as highlight a few successful case studies. Ultimately, this briefing note will support leaders as they fulfil their constitutional and legal requirement of involving citizens in decision making on policies, plans, budgets and monitoring of service delivery.
This article describes the experience and lessons learned to date during the implementation of gender-responsive budgeting in Pakistan through a dedicated project ‘Gender Responsive Budgeting Initiative’ (GRB). The article provides background and details on GRB activities undertaken including implementation of various GRB tools, steps taken to gender sensitize the budget processes, linkages and synergies developed, and challenges and lessons learned.
The aim of this paper is to review the experience of GRB in FCAS to date by drawing out the key findings in relation to, first, what GRB tells us about planning, budgeting and financing for gender equality in FCAS and second, how GRB has been applied across a variety of FCAS.
This report describes the PB approach being adopted by Makueni and West Pokot counties. It seeks to provide detailed information on the step by step process that the two Counties have adopted and describes the support provided by the KPBI. At the national level, the report is mostly targeted towards PB practitioners and county officials interested in introducing PB as part of their budgeting cycle.
This manual is part of the learning material developed by the Kenya participatory budgeting (PB) initiative (KBPI) that is being implemented under the World Bank’s Kenya accountable devolution program. It has been developed to facilitate knowledge sharing and learning amongst practitioners involved in engaging citizens in planning, budgeting, and budget execution processes primarily at the county level and discusses the 10 steps of PB, drawing wherever possible on county examples to illustrate the practical application of the steps.
In Kenya, county governments are required by law to involve their citizens in planning, budgeting and monitoring of service delivery. However, counties were often faced with the challenge of making public participation meaningful and structured. Consultations were often held far from people’s homes, and officials would end up with long wish lists that were practically impossible to implement. With the introduction of participatory budgeting, county governments allocate a portion of their development budget for projects that will be identified and eventually selected by the community itself. Counties that are implementing participatory budgeting are now able to go where the people are and to effectively bring out the voices of all citizens including women, youths and marginalized groups.