These research reports (1 composite report and 10 country reports) have been generated as part of the UNIFEM programme, “Integrating gender responsive budgeting into the aid effectiveness agenda”. The three-year programme funded by the European Commission (EC) was launched in 2008 and consists of research and programmatic technical assistance.
The investigation was intended to deepen the under standing of national partners and European Union (EU) decision makers of the opportunities for using gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) to enhance accountability to gender equality in aid effectiveness.
In the first stage of the programme, research was carried out in ten developing countries (Mozambique, Morocco, India, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nepal, Cameroon, Peru and Ethiopia) in July 2008. The research aimed to investigate how GRB tools and strategies have been used in the context of currently used aid modalities-specifically general budget support (GBS) and sector budget support (SBS). The ten countries were selected by UNIFEM and EC on the basis of criteria such as the existence of GRB work, the use of GBS or SBS, and the presence of budget reform processes.