Facts & Figures

National Planning

  • Gender-responsive budget analysis was pioneered in Australia in 1994, with a federal government assessment of the budget impact on women.
  • Interest in gender-responsive budget analysis, by both governments and NGOs, accelerated following the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, 1995.
  • The first initiative was launched in South Africa in 1995 by a group of women’s NGOs and a parliamentary joint committee. This was quickly followed by similar initiatives in Uganda, Tanzania, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
  • More than 90 countries worldwide have engaged with Gender Responsive Budgeting, 25 are from the Asia Pacific region alone.
    Source: UN Women