Gender budgeting exercises
now take place in more than forty countries around
the world, originally inspired by the early experience
of countries such as Australia and given further
momentum by the United Nations' commitment to
gender budgeting in the Beijing Platform for Action.
They take place both inside and outside government
and there is a wide diversity in the ways in which
they are conducted and their scope.
Policy-makers and civil
society groups in the UK are becoming increasingly
aware of the benefits of using gender budget analyses
to help achieve gender equality and to improve
the policy making process. The WBG is working
to expand understanding among policy makers and
opinion formers of the gender implications of
economic policy and the use of gender budget analysis.