TARGET GROUP | Government officials from various agencies involved in gender budgeting (such as gender policy coordination units, ministries of finance, and specific sectors) in countries of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.
DESCRIPTION | This three-day workshop, presented jointly by the JVI and the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD), introduces FAD’s Public Financial Management (PFM) approach to gender budgeting, helping foster peer learning, and planting the seeds for a potential possible Community of Practice.
Gender equality is on the government’s policy agenda in many countries from different regions and income groups. Despite some achievements in promoting gender equality over the last years, gender gaps still exist, also in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). Some of these countries are considering and implementing gender budgeting initiatives to further promote gender equality.
To support these important initiatives in the region, FAD and the JVI will bring together countries to: (i) develop a better understanding of gender budgeting practices and their integration with the PFM cycle; (ii) present innovations in gender budgeting and the challenges they face; (iii) initiate a dialogue among the participating countries on the design and implementation of gender budgeting initiatives and practices, with the objective of learning lessons and improving the impact of these initiatives. The workshop will include government representatives from various agencies—including gender policy coordination units, ministries of finance, and specific sectors—as well as regional experts supporting gender budget initiatives, such as UN Women in the region.