Gender Responsive Budgeting - Textbook
Gender responsive budgeting (GRB) means gender mainstreaming in the budget process, which involves regular assessment and analysis of the budget impact on women and men, corroborated by the analysis and adjustment of relevant policies to reduce gender disparities. This type of budgeting promotes greater accountability on the performance of governments in using public resources by purpose in correlation with the needs of beneficiaries, women and men, girls and boys, and applies the gender mainstreaming in all public policies in accordance with international treaties and national development strategies.
This publication is the second edition of the textbook “Gender Responsive Budgeting” for Cycle II (Master) studies. The initiative of reprinting the textbook and the introduction of the course on Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) at the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (ASEM) was possible due to the conceptual support of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the
Empowerment of Women (UN Women), under the cooperation agreement between UN Women and ASEM. This cooperation takes place within the UN Women Regional Project “Promoting Gender
Responsive Policies in South East Europe, phase II”, implemented in Moldova with the financial support of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC).