Gender Responsive Budgeting in Viet Nam: Gender Equality in Transport
Women’s opportunities to access paid work are reduced when there is poor investment in gender responsive transport infrastructure. This reinforces the trend of women shouldering the burden of unpaid care work, which in turn maintains and reinforces gender inequality. It also prevents women from making a full economic contribution to growth and prosperity at both household and national levels. However, gender issues are often overlooked in transport development projects worldwide. Drawing on international examples, and in consultation with the Viet Nam Ministry of Transport officials, this paper highlights the importance of a gender responsive budgeting (GRB) approach and explores how to implement it in the transport sector in Viet Nam.