GRB Tools
 

TOOLS OF GENDER RESPONSIVE BUDGETING

The GRB approach does not provide a single blueprint that fits every context. A range of technical tools for doing gender-responsive budgeting have been proposed, but they always need to be adapted to the respective national or local context. Each initiative needs to choose which tools to apply based on which actors are involved, the nature of the political and budget management systems, and a range of other factors.

Tool 1: Gender aware policy appraisal

Tool 2: Gender Aware Benefit Incidence Analysis

Tool 3: Gender Aware Beneficiary Assessments

Policy and budget makers need to know if public money is spent in a way that meets citizens needs and fulfills their demands in respect of quality. A gender aware beneficiary assessment is a tool that aims to gather information on the views of the actual and potential users of publicly provided services. Beneficiary assessments might thus help to provide information as to whether money is spent on the right activities. It asks if the services that are funded through public expenditures are in line with people’s priorities and address people’s needs. Because women and men often have different priorities and needs due to their social roles in society, they might have different perceptions as to what is useful. It is therefore important that their voices are heard equally and that their priorities and concerns are considered on equal terms.

Key question

  • Do public services address women’s/girls’ and men’s/boys’ different needs and priorities?

Methodology of a gender disaggregated beneficiary assessment
Beneficiary assessments can apply both quantitative and qualitative methods to collect information on the perceptions and experiences of users of public services. Ideally a beneficiary assessment should also cover those who have not used the services but might have been expected to. If face-to-face interviews are used, informants should if at all possible be interviewed by someone of the same sex as themselves. Some beneficiary assessments focus only on one type of service, e.g. health-related. Others cover a range of different services, for example all those provided by local government.

Actors
Agencies within the government or groups within civil society.

Sectors
This tool can be applied to any sector which delivers services. If it covers multiple sectors, it can provide information as to whether intra-sectoral prioritization is in line with the needs of women, men, girls and boys in the community.

Constraints
A gender aware beneficiary assessment may involve quite time consuming and labor-intensive field work.

Tool 4: Gender Aware Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys

Tool 5: Gender-disaggregated analysis of the impact of the budget on time use

Tool 6: Gender Aware Revenue Incidence Analysis

Tool 7: Gender Budget Statements


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