The Economist International: Why governments worldwide should introduce gender budgeting

03 Jun 2017 2:37 PM | Jean Murray (Administrator)

Sexual equality makes economic sense; governments should measure it and budgets promote it. Violence against women; failing to educate girls properly; unequal pay and access to jobs: all take an economic toll. At its simplest, gender budgeting sets out to quantify how policies affect women and men differently, which converts exhortation about treating women fairly into the coin of government: costs and benefits, and investments and returns.

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