Making budgets work for gender equality in Europe and Central Asia
UN Women is the leading global advocate of gender-responsive budgeting and have supported 65 countries around the world to introduce it, a process that has unleashed billions in new resources, galvanized political momentum and transformed institutional practices to accelerate attainment of gender equality. This brief offers a glimpse at UN Women's work in gender-responsive budgeting in Europe and Central Asia by cooperating with national and local partners to tailor this approach to their priorities. UN Women helps cultivate new capacities among public officials, and strengthen the skills of gender equality advocates to effectively influence public decision-making. UN Women encourages embedding gender-responsive budgeting in national laws and frameworks, so that it is not a one-off exercise, but a broadly accepted, permanent practice.