Budget choices in a time of pandemic: Advancing gender equality or holding it back?

Date : 11 May 2021

"Budget choices in a time of pandemic: Advancing gender equality or holding it back?" report was produced under the regional project “Transformative Financing for Gender Equality towards more Transparent, Inclusive and Accountable Governance in the Western Balkans,” financially supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The report aims to analyze the initial, differing impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and men, covering five countries and territories in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo[1], North Macedonia and Serbia). The infographics present immediate government responses, highlight their effects and provide guidance on making interventions gender-sensitive.

 

Immediate government response to COVID-19

 

Effects of government measures

 

What is needed to make COVID-19 intervention gender sensitive
 

[1] All references to Kosovo should be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).