Fiscal Policies and Gender Equality [excerpt]

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Series: Books
Editor(s): Lisa Kolovich
Published Date: Fall 2017
DOI: 10.5089/9781513590363.071
ISBN: 9781513590363

The International Monetary Fund and other International institutions have focused in recent years on developing a range of approaches to help whittle away at the barriers thet prevent girls and women from achieving their full economic potential. This book is based on a joint research project between the IMF and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development on gender budgeting around the world. It summarizes some of the most prominent gender budgeting efforts in more than 80 countries tried over the last two decades. 

Although the gender gap is shrinking, profress remains uneven across many regions of the world. Gender budgeting allows fiscal authorities to ensure that tax spending and policied address inequality and the advancement of women in areas such as education, health, and economic empowerment. There are still many lessons to be learned in implementing the appropiate government policies and fiscal measures to continue promoting women's development and gender equality.

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