Kigali, Rwanda, Rwanda
The Government of Rwanda, European Union and UN Women held a global high-level meeting on Increasing Accountability and Development Effectiveness through Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting in Kigali from 26 to 28 July 2011.
The meeting brought together representatives from ministries of finance, sector ministries, multilateral organizations, bilateral donors, civil society organizations, and expert academics from thirty countries worldwide to join efforts for accelerated action on gender-responsive budgeting (GRB).
Taking place ten years after the 2001 High Level International Conference Strengthening Economic and Financial Governance through Gender-Responsive Budgeting, this global high level meeting provided an opportunity to mobilize collective and ambitious action on strengthening gender equality outcomes in development cooperation and national level planning and budgeting.
- Provide a platform for policy dialogue on financing for gender equality in the context of global development and aid effectiveness frameworks and reform and multiple crises;
- Provide an opportunity to reflect on experiences from national governments, donors, and civil society with regard to gender responsive planning and budgeting, and mainstreaming gender in aid management instruments; and
- Offer concrete and tangible recommendations for institutionalizing GRB in national systems and enhancing political ownership at country level.
A key output of the global high-level meeting was a global call for action that articulates policy recommendations based on shared good practices and challenges that will contribute to the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) in Busan, Korea in November 2011.
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet on Gender-responsive Planning and Budgeting
UN Women Videos on Gender-responsive Budgeting