Impact of Gender Budgeting on Women Empowerment
19 Pages Posted: 17 May 2006
Date Written: May 16, 2006
Real development process can only happen when a in the modern world considers the balance that exists between male and female. However in developing countries, they are very much deprived. The most famous way to bridge the gap is through Gender Budget Initiatives. First step towards this goal was taken by Australia, South Africa and Philippines followed by other developed and less developed countries. India has also taken initiative from its Eighth Plan onwards. This paper is a modest attempt to measure the effectiveness of Gender Budgeting as a tool for women empowerment.
Keywords: gender inequality mitigation, Gender Budgeting, zero-sum-game, Gender sensitive budgets, Gender expenditure
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