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