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Published on December 14, 2016

Author: paramitamajumdar


1. Gender Budgeting in India Dr. Paramita Majumdar Senior Consultant, Gender Budgeting Ministry of Women and Child Development Govt. of India, New Delhi Innovations in Gender Responsive Budgeting: Sharing Experiences from Asia Pacific, 8-9 December, 2016, Jaipur

2. Gender Budgeting – 10 Years & ….. December 14, 2016 2 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2009-10 2011-12 2013-14 2015-16 GB Statement Charter for GBC GB Scheme for Cap.Bldg. Revised Guidelines for Outcome Budget issued • Guidelines issued to states • Gender Audit - WG EFC Nodal Centres GA pilot as part of Internal Audit 2004 - Expert Group constituted 14th FC Devolution – flexibility & autonomy to the states 14th FC Devolution – flexibility & autonomy to the states

3. Gender Budgeting : What has Worked 12/14/16 3

4. 1. Structures and Mechanisms • Introduction of the GB Statement (Statement 20) in 2005-06 • Setting up of Gender Budgeting Cells (GBCs) across all Ministries and Departments - GBCs set up in 57 Ministries/ Department • Gender Budgeting Charter Finance outlining the composition and functions of Gender Budgeting Cells issued in 2007 • Checklists prepared for gender-specific and so-called gender mainstream sector • Reporting in the Gender Budget Statement as part of the annual budget by Ministries and Departments • Integration of gender in the Outcome Budget Guidelines in 2005- 06 by the Ministry of Finance. • Integration of gender perspective at the design stage itself of all programs and schemes of Government of India through Expenditure Finance Committee Memorandum, Ministry of Finance December 14, 2016 & issued 4

5. 1. Structures and Mechanisms • Inclusion of a Gender Chapter as part of the Annual Report by Ministries/Departments • Introduction of formats for preparing Annual Action Plans by Ministries/Departments • GB Guidelines prepared by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and issued to all states (sub-national governments) to comply with the approach. Regular training programs organized. • Parliament Questions December 14, 2016 5 Expected Outcome Activities Indicator Responsibility Timeline Budget proposed/ Allocated

6. 2. Strengthening Capacities • Training of Government and other stakeholders • Introduction of a Gender Budgeting Scheme in 2007-08 to support training and research, evaluation, impact assessment, gender audit. Intensive capacity building programmes across sectors • Development of GB Handbook and Manual and wide dissemination • Strengthening apex training institutes at the national and sub-national level to train civil servants and resource persons • Engaging with Line Departments - One-to-one interactions with Ministries/ Departments • Post Budget Analysis and Gender Audit of the GB Statement by Civil Society Organisations

7. 3. Gender Auditing • Constituted a Working Group for developing Gender Audit guidelines • Preparation of Gender Audit Guidelines • Pilot testing of the Gender Audit Guideline • Gender Audit in process by the Internal Audit Division of CGA, MOF in Six Ministries (pilot) December 14, 2016 7

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9. What next? 12/14/16 9

10. Central & State Govt. Ministries/Departments in process of Identifying Entry Points in the New Framework

11. 15-year Vision Document • Co-terminus with 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) • Main objective of the vision - Poverty Eradication • 7-year strategy (2017-18 to 2023-24) to convert a long-vision document into implementable policy and • 3-year action plan (2017-18 to 2019-20) as part of the national developmental agenda - aligned with the 14th FC • Focus Areas - Infrastructure, commerce, education and health, also • internal security and defence, which were not part of the earlier five year plans.

12. 12th Plan Key Strategies – not over  Engendering National Policies/Programmes  Enabling Legislations  Women’s Participation in Governance  Social Inclusion of Vulnerable women  Economic Empowerment  Social and Physical Infrastructure

13. Way Forward • Bigger Role envisaged for the Rural and Urban Local Bodies • Focus on participatory planning though Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) • Focus on outcome budgets in respect of the expenditures directly incurred by the states or at the level of actual spending • Attempt being made to link outlays, outputs and outcomes through the outcome budgets, supported by an ongoing computerisation of accounts, real-time management information systems (MIS) and performance monitoring and evaluation systems (PMES). 12/14/16 13

14. Thank You 12/14/16 14

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