Chapter 1. Reframing and Prioritizing Public Expenditures to Promote Gender Equality; Stephanie Seguino, Professor of Economics, University of Vermont, USA -- Chapter 2. How to Budget in Compliance with Human Rights Standards; Diane Elson, Emeritus Professor, University of Essex -- Chapter 3 Gender-responsive budgeting in Africa: chequered trajectories, enduring pathways by Nalini Burn -- Chapter 4. GRB in Andalusia: Reconciling Gender Equality and Economic Growth Perspectives; Buenaventura Aguilera Díaz, Paula Cirujano Campano and Alicia del Olmo Garrudo -- Chapter 5. Gender Responsive Budgeting in Latin America: Regional Learning to Advance Financing for Gender Equality; Lorena Barba and Raquel Coello -- Chapter 6. Gender incursions in the domain of budgets: The practice of GRB in Asia Pacific; Yamini Mishra and Navanita Sinha -- Chapter 7. Politics, Policies and Money: Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals for Women; Zohra Khan -- Chapter 8. From commitment to action: Aid in support of gender equality and women’s rights in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals; Emily Esplen with Patti O’Neill -- Chapter 9. Financing for Gender-Responsive Peacebuilding: Setting Financial Targets as a Tool for Increasing Women’s Participation in Post-Conflict Recovery; Sarah Douglas and Cécile Mazzacurati -- Chapter 10. Climate Finance: Why does it matter for women; Mariama Williams -- Chapter 11. Beyond Investing in Women and Girls: Why Sustainable Long Term Support to Women’s Rights Organizations and Movements is Key to Achieving Women’s Rights and Gender Equality; Angelika Arutyunova.
This collection of essays addresses the glaring gap between policy commitments and actual investments in gender equality, ranging across sectors and focusing on development aid, peace-building and climate funds. Casting a spotlight on the application of gender-responsive budgeting in public budgetary policies, systems and processes, the contributions to this volume explore the chequered trajectories of these efforts in Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Andalucía. Critiquing systems of finance, from adherence to neo-liberal macroeconomic fundamentals which prioritise fiscal austerity, the book makes a compelling case for reframing and re-prioritizing budgets to comply with human rights standards, with a particular view to realizing women’s rights. The authors highlight the paltry funding for women’s rights organizations and movements and examine the prospects for making financing gender responsive. The specific policy, strategy and technical recommendations and the connections across silos which articulate the authors’ suggested operational levers will appeal to researchers, practitioners, students, policymakers, gender equality and human rights activists alike..