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​Expert Workshop on Gender Responsive and Socially Inclusive Budgeting

30 October 2019, Bern, Switzerland


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:

  1. Existing interventions of SIB and GRB often focus on the first parts of the PFM cycle, the empowerment of marginalized voices in the development of the budget. How can we make sure that there is a recognition and uptake of gender and social inclusion in the rest of the PFM cycle?
  2. Many localized experiences of SIB/GRB exist in local economic development or municipal support programs. There are also very elaborate and good frameworks at the national level, but often they lack “take up” at the local level. How can the local level experiences be better linked to policy discussions at the national level and vice versa?
  3. In the context of fragile PFM systems, limited capacities and data constraints, how can GRB elements be prioritized not to overburden institutions, while focusing on key reforms?
  4. Support to PFM has been established as an “own development field”, with professional associations and organizations working both at national and international levels. How can a constructive dialogue be fostered between the communities working on PFM and those working on gender and social inclusion?
  5. How, and at what point in the project cycle should political and power considerations be integrated, and what does this imply for project design?


 SDC’s learnings on GRB and SIB

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    Guidance sheet on socially inclusive and gender responsive budgeting

    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.

    Key Reading Document
    SDC
    2019
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    SDC’s learnings on GRB and SIB

    Input by Ursula Keller and Corinne Huser, SDC

    Video
    SDC
    2019
    Ursula Keller, Corinne Huser
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    Working paper on socially inclusive & gender responsive budgeting

    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.

    Key Reading Document
    SDC
    2019
    🇬🇧


 State of play in Gender Responsive Budgeting


 Participative budgeting approaches to GRB/SIB on sub-national level


 Gender indicators in the PEFA system


 Multilevel approaches to GRB/SIB


 Learnings and conclusions

 Links to further resources

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    Basic Requirements for Public Participation in Kenya’s Legal Framework

    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.

    Further Reading Document
    Kenya School of Government - Centre for Devolution StuDieS
    2015
    Kemoli Sagala
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    Citizen Engagement in Kenya: From law to practice

    World Bank Blog

    Link
    WB
    2016
    Tiago Carneiro Peixoto, Annette Akinyi Omolo, Bruce MacPhail
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    Elected Members Briefing Note : Participatory Budgeting

    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.

    Further Reading Document
    WB
    2018
    Johnstone Kiptum Kotut, Annette Akinyi Omolo, Jeremy Andrew Buchyzia Hall, Rose Ruth Wanjiru
    🇬🇧
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    Gender Responsive Budgeting in Pakistan: Experience and Lessons Learned

    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.

    Link
    IBP
    2007
    Nadeem Mahbub and Debbie Budlender
    🇬🇧
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    Gender-responsive budgeting in fragile and conflict-affected states: a review

    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.

    Further Reading Document
    Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium SLRC
    2014
    Rebecca Holmes, Rachel Slater, Anna Acker, Anna Berezovskaja
    🇬🇧
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    Inclusive and effective citizen engagement : participatory budgeting - Makueni and West Pokot counties

    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.

    Link
    WB
    2017
    Annette Akinyi Omolo, Bruce Macphail, Rose Ruth Wanjiru, Tiago Carneiro Peixoto
    🇬🇧
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    Participatory Budgeting Manual for County Governments in Kenya

    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.

    Link
    WB
    2018
    Jeremy Andrew Buchyzia Hall, Annette Akinyi Omolo Tiago Carneiro Peixoto, Rose Ruth Wanjiru
    🇬🇧
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    Towards a More Inclusive Development in Kenya

    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.

    Video
    WB
    2018
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