The Project

The Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan with technical and financial support of UNDP and its cost sharing donors has initiated a two and half year's pilot project 'Gender Responsive Budgeting Initiative' (GRBI).
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Gender-responsive amendments introduced
in government's budgetary processes

The Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan and the Finance Department, Government of Punjab with the support of the Gender Responsive Budgeting Initiative (GRBI) project, have incorporated various gender-sensitive amendments in the government's Medium Term Budgetary Framework (MTBF) Budget Call Circular (2007-08). These amendments not only demonstrate the commitment of the government for gender responsive budgeting but would also go a long way in institutionalizing the gender perspective in the government's established budgetary forms and procedures.
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Gender Budget Statement issued in Punjab

The GRBI commissioned the drafting of pilot gender budget statements for the Education, Health and Population Welfare sectors in Punjab. This was done after a series of workshops which explored what gender budget statements should look like in Pakistan and after development of a handbook for government officials on how to do the task.
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One of the priority tools for GRB is Gender Aware policy Appraisal which analyses policies and programmes funded through the budget from a gender perspective by asking whether policies and their associated resource allocations are likely to reduce or increase gender inequalities.

The project commissioned three individual studies for Education, Health and Population sectors. The studies undertook a sector specific situation analysis to understand the needs and identify gaps from a gender

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