Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting in Bhutan: From Analysis to Action

Sarojini Ganju Thakur and Bhumika Jhamb
The Royal Government of Bhutan has endorsed gender responsive planning and budgeting (GRPB) as a key strategy to achieve the larger goal of gender mainstreaming. Although, still at a nascent stage, the government has taken a number of critical institutional as well as policy measures that serve as critical entry points for strengthening GRPB in the country. In light of the gains achieved thus far, UN Women with support from the Asian Development Bank conducted GRPB analysis of three sectors – Agriculture, Education and Health. The study, a first of its kind, has generated requisite evidence on how sectoral policies and plans could be made more gender responsive. It also provides insights into the measures that the government could take to engender the national planning and budgeting processes which have significant implications for planning and programming at the sectoral level.

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Geographic coverage: Bhutan
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