National Planning & Budgeting

National Planning

UN Women Strategy

“Budgets are not arbitrary allocations – they reflect our policy priorities, our values and our choices – whose lives we value, whose work we value and who and what we don’t value.” – Pregs Govender

Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) has emerged as an effective tool for mainstreaming gender concerns into public policy. It is a method of looking at the budget formulation process, budget outlays and outputs from a gender lens. The approach is not confined to government budgets alone but includes analyses of socio-economic policies as well.

UN Women in South Asia works to strengthen budgets for women and ensure that the allocation of public resources advances gender equality. We promote knowledge on gender responsive budgeting as that helps replicate good practices. Through capacity building of stakeholders, we strengthen the skills of those who can lead these processes across the region.