Gender budgeting

Gender budgeting is the use/analysis of budgets from a gender-sensitive perspective so that women’s needs are included in the government policy implementation. It seeks to ensure that gender commitments are translated into budgetary commitments.
Presently, 27 states and union territories have adopted gender budgeting. They have taken various steps to remove gender gaps and promote gender equality. Some of these steps include the identification of a nodal Department of Gender Budgeting, setting up of Gender Budgeting Cells, Gender Data Bank etc. The Central Government has developed a handbook for this concept so as to strengthen and institutionalise gender mechanisms across various sectors and levels of governance.

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