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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.
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.
UN Women has long provided technical and financial support to gender-based budgeting initiatives worldwide. This textbook, which can incorporated into university curricula, provides a comprehensive overview of gender-responsive budgeting from basic budgeting and planning concepts to methodologies and global implementation examples.