Bibliographic Details

Western Hemisphere : a survey of gender budgeting efforts / prepared by Lucía Pérez Fragoso and Corina Rodríguez Enríquez.

Author / Creator Pérez Fragoso, Lucia, author.
Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, [2016]
Description 1 online resource (50 pages) : color illustrations.
Language English
Series IMF working paper ; WP/16/153
IMF working paper ; WP/16/153.
Subject Women -- Employment -- Economic aspects -- Western Hemisphere.
Income distribution -- Western Hemisphere.
Budget -- Western Hemisphere.
Fiscal policy -- Western Hemisphere.
Fiscal policy.
Income distribution.
Western Hemisphere.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors Rodríguez, Corina, author.
International Monetary Fund, publisher.
International Monetary Fund. Research Department, issuing body.
International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, and Review Department, issuing body.
ISBN 9781475520040
Notes "July 2016."
At head of title: International Monetary Fund, Research Department and Strategy, Policy, and Review Department.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-48).
Summary Gender budgeting is an approach to fiscal policy and administration that integrates considerations of women's equality and advancement into the budget. Latin American countries have undertaken diverse gender budgeting initiatives, most of them addressing public expenditures. This paper surveys and assesses some key initiatives, including those in Mexico, Mexico City, Ecuador, Bolivia, and El Salvador, and briefly summarizes others. The five key initiatives offer different perspectives on how countries approach gender budgeting. We find that these initiatives are contributing to the reduction of gender inequality and the advancement of women in Latin America, though there is scope to strengthen them.