Gender Budgeting

Gender-Responsive Budgeting Training Session

Co-organized by ParlAmericas, UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean, and the Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

 

Facilitated by Isiuwa Iyahen, Programme Specialist, Economic Empowerment and Statistics – UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean

 

May 22, 2018

Gender-Responsive Budgeting Training Session

Co-organized by ParlAmericas, UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean, and the Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

 

Facilitated by Isiuwa Iyahen, Programme Specialist, Economic Empowerment and Statistics – UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean

 

May 22, 2018

Topics include: key concepts, tools for each stage of the budget cycle, SDG indicator 5.c.1, and how to analyse budgets with a gender lens

This exercise revolves around Hurricane Clara, a Category 5 storm, which made landfall on the fictional Caribbean island of Palmas in October 2018, directly affecting the lives of at least 70,000 people (almost the entire population). The hurricane destroyed entire crops, and disrupted power and water supplies. Preliminary findings of the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) revealed a catastrophic impact on the productive sector. According to the PDNA, losses are estimated at $387,000,000, damage at $970,000,000, and needs at $1.16 billion.

Topics include: "slowth," the intersection of climate action and gender budgeting, how to talk about the costs and benefits of national spending, who benefits, and how to achieve transformative outcomes.

Good Practices

The following practices have been submitted by parliamentarians and related stakeholders, and describe techniques that can be applied to:

GENDER-RESPONSIVE BUDGETING

Gender Budgeting
UnaMay Gordon
Jamaica
There needs to be training of budget officers in across all ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs).
Gender Budgeting
Jeannine Giraudy-McIntyre
Saint Lucia
In Saint Lucia, the data collected by the Ministry of Gender Affairs is utilized to prepare the budget and utilized by several Members of Parliament.
Gender Budgeting
Jermaine Figueira
Guyana
The placement of senior women ministers of government in key sectors hence health, housing, social services, and communication to add and implement this important effort in their various ministries and help address the lack of gender-responsive budgeting.

Consult Next Toolkits

A tool for more responsive and efficient resourcing
Men in parliament can leverage their positions to advance gender equality.