Western Hemisphere : a survey of gender budgeting efforts /

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Author / Creator:Pérez Fragoso, Lucia, author.
Imprint:[Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (50 pages) : color illustrations.
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:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12507541
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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.
Notes:"July 2016."
At head of title: International Monetary Fund, Research Department and Strategy, Policy, and Review Department.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-48).
Online resource; title from pdf title page (IMF.org Web site, viewed September 15, 2016).
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.