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Promoting gender-responsive policies and budgets: Towards transparent, inclusive and accountable governance in the Republic of North Macedonia

Monday, May 24, 2021

The factsheet provides information on the UN Women project “Promoting gender responsive policies and budgets: Towards transparent, inclusive and accountable governance in the Republic of North Macedonia” (2018-2022), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

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

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The report presents an analysis of the initial and differing impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and men in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, North Macedonia and Serbia . The report outlines government measures and subsequent budget rebalancing and reveals anlysis on the initial gender impact with focus on country specific selected sectors.

Advancing gender equality and women's empowerment in Ukraine through effective development co-operation and finance

Friday, April 16, 2021

The report discusses key international normative frameworks in place to support the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment in Ukraine, and assesses the level of national and international public finance investments, as well as a number of initiatives and projects that attest to the vibrancy and strength of development cooperation on gender equality in Ukraine.

Community mobilization for empowerment in Ukraine: A practitioner's guide

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

A practitioner's guide to the community mobilization for empowerment (CME) is a step-by-step manual on the process of implementing community mobilization for empowerment, intended for the mobilizers in local communities, civil society organizations' staff and volunteers, as well as members of the self-help groups. The foundations for CME are based on human rights and gender equality. The process helps to address discrimination and to demonstrate the benefits of embracing diversity.

Rapid gender assessment: The impact of COVID-19 on women and men in North Macedonia

Friday, September 25, 2020

The Rapid Gender Assessment examines how the COVID-19 crisis affects the socio-economic situation and livelihood of women and men in North Macedonia. It provides insights to the situation at a specific moment in time between the outbreak of COVID-19 and field research conducted between 8 and 20 May. It provides recommendations for policymakers to integrate gender perspectives in policies and measures during the response and recovery phases.

Gender equality in local governance and services

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The publication provides the most recent data about women's political participation, practical guideline about gender equality, gender responsive budgeting, gender responsive governance and good practices on how to strengthen women's participation in political life.

Gender-responsive budgeting on a local level: From integration of the gender equality principle into budgeting process to gender-sensitive policies

Monday, September 14, 2020

The gender-responsive budgeting manual provides for simple and practical guidelines as to the integration of the principle of gender equality into budgeting processes on a local level in accordance with the new guidelines adopted by the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. It is designed to address the key questions that local and regional authorities might face when applying gender-sensitive budgeting into local planning and policy development.

Measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture with survey-based and experimental economics method

Monday, August 10, 2020

The study elaborates why mainstreaming gender and application of gender-responsive budgeting to the sector of agriculture and rural development is important for recognising the different needs of women and men. It uses a behavioral and experimental economics framework through the abbreviated - women’s empowerment index in agriculture to measure empowerment in five domains, providing recommendations to address gender aspects in policy documents and related budgets.

Mapping the impact of COVID-19 on the socio-economic situation of women at the local level

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The mapping analysis examines how the COVID-19 crisis affects the socio-economic situation and wellbeing of women and men at the local level and identifies immediate interventions by the municipalities to respond to the crisis. Focusing mainly on the perceptions of local gender equality mechanisms, it provides recommendations for supporting the municipalities in identifying gender specific measures and prioritizing allocation of resources in the post-recovery period.

Addressing the economic fallout of COVID-19: Pathways and policy options for a gender-responsive recovery

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

This brief presents emerging evidence of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on women’s economic empowerment. It considers the immediate gendered economic impacts, including widening socioeconomic divides and shifting national and international priorities for the allocation of resources, as well as the long-term implications for women’s employment and livelihoods.

Brief on the gender perspective and guidance for all efforts related to COVID-19

Monday, May 18, 2020

UN Women is advocating for a gender-sensitive COVID-19 response and recovery. This brief provides more information on the impact and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for women and girls and provides suggestions to effectively reflect the gender dynamics in the response and recovery.

Investing in free universal childcare in North Macedonia: Policy options and recommendations

Friday, February 21, 2020

This brief summarizes findings and recommendations from the study "Investing in free universal childcare in the Republic of North Macedonia - Analysis of costs, short-term employment effects and fiscal revenue," authored by Jerome De Henau and Nikica Mojsovska-Blazevski.

Investing in free universal childcare in the Republic of North Macedonia: Analysis of costs, short-term employment effects and fiscal revenue

Friday, February 21, 2020

This study presents the findings of an application of a method developed for the United Kingdom (UK) to the case of the North Macedonia, which estimates the annual fiscal cost of public investment in early childhood education and care services. In particular, the study examines several important outcomes of investing in early childcare: direct and indirect employment creation; impact on gender employment gap; related increases in tax revenues.

Gender Responsive Budgeting Brief 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

This brief provides an overview of successful examples of Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) in Serbia on a path towards gender equality. It also comprises gender analysis of transport, construction and infrastructure and the latest figures including the ones on users at a national and provincial level that have applied GRB in their 2019 budgets.

Increasing women's participation in the policy making processes on local level: Manual for civil society organizations

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The manual provides experiences, lessons learned and recommendations for greater inclusion of women at the local level implemented by the local organizations, aiming to identify the most effective ones for different contexts and target groups.

Gender responsive budgeting in Serbia 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

This year marks ten years since the beginning of introduction of gender responsive budgeting (GRB) in the Republic of Serbia and there are many reasons to be satisfied. GRB is an integral part of the Budget System Law and institutions at the national, provincial and local level are included in its implementation. The gradual introduction of this new practice in creation, financing, implementation and monitoring of public policies is supported by national, provincial and local gender equality mechanisms.

Gender Responsive Budgeting Serbia

Friday, June 30, 2017

Gender responsive budgeting - An emerging Serbian best practice in managing public finance reform for gender equality, 2008 - 2017

Policy Brief - Investing in social care for gender equality and inclusive growth in Europe and Central Asia

Friday, March 31, 2017

This policy brief highlights the need for publicly provided social care services for children, the sick, the elderly and persons with disabilities to reduce the burden of unpaid care work on women and advance women’s economic empowerment. It details the substantial advantages and returns countries stand to gain in the short and long run from such investments.

Handbook on Costing gender equality

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The handbook is designed to support governments, multilateral and bilateral organizations, civil society and others in costing gender equality outcomes, which responds to the growing global demand for concrete methodologies to estimate the financing gaps and requirements for achieving gender equality commitments.

Gender-Responsive Budgeting in Ukraine: Theory and Practice

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

"Gender Budgeting in Ukraine: Theory and Practice" aims to introduce to a wide range of readers the GRB methodology, costing gender equality and the best Ukrainian practices supported by the UN Women and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine in 2012-2014.

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