Gender Responsive Budgeting | Making budgets meet women’s needs
UN Women India supports the National and State Governments prepare their gender bud- gets. Gender budgets are budgets that plan and meet the needs of women. We have helped prepare gender budgets within sectors such as agriculture, urban development, and village council development.
Gender Responsive Budgeting initiatives can be carried out at the national, state and local levels and may cover the overall budget or selected parts. India adopted this kind of budgeting in 2005-06, with the publication of the Gender Budget Statement. Though there is no law to stipulate the development of these budgets, India now leads the globe on the use of this innovative tool to design and budget projects and schemes through a gender lens.