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WORKSHOP ON GENDER BUDGETING For State Governments 23 rd and 24 th November 2005 Tools of Gender Budgeting Presentation by Anjali Goyal, Director (Finance)

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1 WORKSHOP ON GENDER BUDGETING For State Governments 23 rd and 24 th November 2005 Tools of Gender Budgeting Presentation by Anjali Goyal, Director (Finance) Department of Women and Child Development

2 Tools of Gender Budgeting

3 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Commitment to Women Women Empowerment- Agenda of successive Governments Gender Budgeting – Serves as a powerful tool for achieving women’s empowerment.

4 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Seventh Plan Department for Women and Child Development constituted in HRD Ministry 27 major women specific schemes identified for monitoring to assess quantum of funds/benefits flowing to women

5 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Eighth Plan The Eighth Plan ( ) for the first time highlighted the need to ensure a definite flow of funds from general developmental sectors to women It commented: “ … special programmes on women should complement the general development programmes. The latter in turn should reflect greater gender sensitivity”

6 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Ninth Plan Women’s Component Plan- 30% of funds were sought to be ear-marked in all women related sectors – inter-sectoral review and multi-sector approach Special vigil to be kept on the flow of the earmarked funds/benefits Tenth Plan indicates 42.9% of gross budgetary support in 15 women related Ministries/Departments has gone to women

7 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Indian Experience Women’s Component Plan-Earmarking resources for women Implementing Women Specific Schemes Monitoring macro indicators like MMR Literacy rates, work participation Quantum and Trend analysis of resources allocated and spent on women Gender Audit of schemes and programmes- implementation and impact analysis

8 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Gender Mainstreaming covers Policies Programmes Budgetary allocations and Expenditure Outcomes and Benefit incidence Gender Audit Tools have to be applied accordingly

9 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Tools of Gender Budgeting Distinction between Budgeting and Budget –Process and Results Tools for the Process –Guidelines for Gender sensitive Review of Public Expenditure and Policy –Preparation of Gender based profile of public expenditure –Beneficiary Needs Assessment –Impact Analysis of public expenditure and policies- policy & programme design change in quantum of allocation implementation guidelines –Beneficiary Incidence Analysis –Participative Budgeting

10 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Tools of Gender Budgeting Analysis of the Budget from a gender- perspective Gender based profile of Public Expenditure- quantum and trend analysis Situational Analysis and Reality check on adequacy of resource allocation and utilization Macro Indicators- MMR, Access to Health, Employment etc

11 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Ongoing Spiral Gender Audit Advocacy Affirmative/ Corrective Action by Government

12 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Women’s empowerment- An alternative Strategy Women First-Macro Level Planning for Micro Needs Spatial Mapping of –Infrastructure (Water, Sanitation, Electricity, Roads) –Employment Opportunities (sustained, productive) Centralized Coordination- planning for –Synergy in allocation of Resources across various levels of governance –Monitoring universal access and coverage

13 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Holistic approach to Empowerment Health & Nut. Education Water & San. Skills Technology Credit Political Participation Marketing Asset base

14 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Women’s Empowerment Basic socio-economic infrastructure- Health, Education, Water & sanitation Economic Empowerment- Economic identity, Employment, Assets, Credit, Skills, Markets, Risk coverage Social and political empowerment- Political participation, Gender Equality in inheritance, marital laws, security Anjali Goyal 2005 ©opyright

15 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Action areas Spatial Maps & Yardsticks for Availability of Resources and Opportunities Synergy in Resource allocation across levels of governance to ensure universal coverage Redesign programmes from gender perspective- build in women’s participation- break gender barriers in access to public expenditure Planning for access to Sustained Employment in all habitations and Social Security Capacity Building for Women- budgeting, political processes, leadership, collective power Training in high end skills and entrepreneurship for more productivity and remuneration Collection of gender dis-aggregated data

16 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Gender Sensitive Finances Translate gender based spatial requirements in to resource allocations Re-prioritize resource allocations to address- regional imbalances, infrastructure gaps Gender perspective on revenue raising policies/subsidies Gender perspective in monetary and fiscal policies Anjali Goyal 2005 ©opyright

17 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Gender Sensitive Administration Better monitoring of programmes- MIS based on spatial progress Better implementation of laws Better Fiscal Management Social re-engineering- Education at all levels Training & Gender sensitization of administrative cadres Bridging gap between Research and Administration- Evaluations, Surveys, Research

18 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Expected outcomes of Workshop Consensus on Strategy for Gender Budgeting Prepare gender based profile of public expenditure Identification of priority areas for gender sensitive investment –Sustained Employment and Economic security Ownership of Economic Assets –Access to Health and Education –Water, Sanitation and Fuel –Others Identification of all related critical schemes Identification of key gender sensitive performance indicators for critical schemes related to priority areas

19 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Expected outcomes of Workshop Review all schemes from gender perspective to amend operational guidelines –Conducting beneficiary needs assessments –Undertaking impact analysis Identification of schemes for beneficiary incidence analysis Pilot projects for gender based Revenue Incidence Analysis Adoption of Action Plan and progress milestones - dates for periodic regrouping and review

20 Anjali Goyal, Dir(F), DWCD,Nov.2005 Thank you


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