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Federal fiscal policy effectiveness and Inequality: Empirical evidence on Gender Budgeting in Asia Pacific

Lekha cHAKRABORTY ()

Working Papers from National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

Abstract: This paper assesses gender budgeting in Asia Pacific region. The countries in the region have achieved mixed success in improving gender equality, with "missing women" in India and China still reaching catastrophic dimensions. Gender budgeting is ideally a fiscal innovation that translates gender-related goals into budgetary commitments and can help countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals with regard to gender equality. India has a sustainable gender budgeting model for the region, while a few countries in the region have begun such efforts more recently. The legislative mandates for gender budgeting in the Philippines and South Korea are remarkable achievements and are contributing to their efforts.

Keywords: Gender Budgeting; Fiscal Policy; Public Financial Management; Asia Pacifi; Gender Inequalities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 58
Date: 2019-07
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Note: Working Paper 273, 2019
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