How successful has gender responsive budgeting been in increasing financial investment in girls and women, and in gender equality? Identify literature on: what approaches have worked and why; criticisms of GRB; and alternative approaches to increasing financial investment in women and girls.
Overall, evidence indicates that it is difficult to attribute financial change to GRB initiatives. There are a limited range of impacts attributed to GRB, however less specific details provided on why initiatives have been successful. Enabling factors identified in the literature include: securing political support; improving awareness and capacity building; developing sound analysis and accountability; securing civil society involvement; having strong institutional mechanisms; building donor partnerships; and having consistent follow-up, monitoring and evaluation of results.
Hinds, R. Increasing financial investment in women and girls through gender responsive budgeting (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1028). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2014) 11 pp.