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​​Socially inclusive and gender responsive budgeting


The learning journey was conducted with the support of strategic partners, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the backstopping team of HELVETAS Swiss Inter- cooperation (HELVETAS). It included the following steps and products: 
  1. A donor mapping and literature review to understand the state of play and analyse the objects of donor funding and the trends and patterns of their support. 
  2. A stocktaking survey to capture project experiences and good practices from SDC funded projects. 
  3. An input paper that synthesised the knowledge products and pro- posed a human rights-based programming framework for SIB/GRB. 
  4. A 3-day e-discussion amongst DDLGN and Gendernet members and practitioners on definitions of ‘socially excluded’, ‘country-specific contextual challenges’, and ‘drivers of success’. 
  5. Two field-based case studies of SDC funded projects: Voice and Accountability – Citizen’s Participation and Oversight of Budgeting Processes (VAP) and Public Service Improvement (PSI) in Kyrgyzstan and the Sharique project in Bangladesh. 
  6. Face2Face DDLGN in Kiev, Ukraine to discuss the findings of the case studies and validate the human rights-based programming framework for SIB/GRB. 

Here below you find all relevant documents and links to further your understanding of the topic.

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 Key Reading Documents

 Further Reading Documents

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    Case study Bangladesh: Gender Responsive Budgeting

    The objective of the case study was to explore what works in effectively integrating gender responsive budgeting practices within the local governance process, particularly on the expenditure side of public finance management.

    Further Reading Document
    SDC, IDS, Helvetas
    2018
    Sohela Nazneen, Maheen Sultan and Zia Mohammad
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    Case study Bangladesh: Summary

    SUMMARY OF BANGLADESH CASE STUDY: SHARIQUE The Bangladesh case study focuses on the Sharique programme that works to incorporate participatory and gender responsive budgeting within the local government.

    Further Reading Document
    SDC, IDS, Helvetas
    2018
    Sohela Nazneen, Maheen Sultan, Zia Mohammed
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    Case study Kyrgyzstan: Socially inclusive and gender responsive budgeting

    The case study is presented in 5 parts: A. It provides a general overview of the contextof decentralized governance, gender and social equity in Kyrgyzstan; 2. the case study outlinesthe theory of change; 3. and implementation approaches of the VAP and PSI projects; 4. Selection of stories of change, achievements; 5. and lessons learned on how to further strengthen socially inclusive and gender responsive budgeting in Kyrgyzstan.

    Further Reading Document
    SDC, IDS, Helvetas
    2018
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    Case study Kyrgyzstan: Summary

    he case studyis based on two interconnected SDC funded projects leadrespectively by DPI (Development Policy Institute) and HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Kyrgyzstan: A. Voice and Accountability Citizens’ Participation and Oversight of Budgeting Processes (VAP); B. Public Service Improvement (PSI).

    Further Reading Document
    SDC, IDS, Helvetas
    2019
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    Literature review on socially inclusive budgeting

    Thispaper looks at the current literature and practice of gender-responsive and socially inclusive budgeting, with emphasis on local levels of government, expenditure-side budgeting, and SDC priority countries. The specific axes of exclusion examined are: gender, disability, caste, ethnicity, and age (children and elderly people).

    Further Reading Document
    SDC, IDS, Helvetas
    2018
    Sohela Nazneen, Nora Cole
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    Socially Inclusive and Gender Responsive Budgeting Survey

    Synthesis report on findings from SDC funded projects.

    Further Reading Document
    SDC, IDS, Helvetas
    2018
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    The gender dimensions of expenditure and revenue policy and systems

    This brief discusses gender dimensionsof both the design and implementation of fiscal policies with the aim ofidentifyingapproaches that are likely to advance equality between different groups of women and men. It examines how public money can becollected and used in more gender equitable ways.

    Further Reading Document
    IDS, DFID
    2015
    Jenny Birchall, Marzia Fontana
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