A new report commissioned by CIPFA from chair of the Scottish Government Equality and Budgets Advisory Group, Angela O’Hagan, throws some light on how UK public administration organisations, including local authorities, can integrate gender analysis into their decision making.
Gender budgeting starts from the premise that the way in which resources are raised or allocated has implications as the policies or programmes which are funded, impact differently on women and men. However, gender inequalities are enmeshed in institutional practices, including budgetary processes, and is one of the main reasons to talk about gender and public finance and public policy. This insight does just that.
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