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Institutionalizing Gender Responsive Budgeting in National and Local Governments in Nepal

  • Purusottam NepalEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace book series (BRIEFSSECUR, volume 22)

Abstract

The chapter discusses how gender responsive budgeting has been introduced and implemented in Nepal. It looks at the changes at the national level in terms of structures and processes. The chapter also examines how changes have been made at the local level to incorporate gender sensitive participatory governance through the Local Governance and Community Development Programme. The conclusion delves into the challenges faced in this journey of combining gender responsive and participatory budgeting in Nepal.

Keywords

Gender budgeting Participatory governance Local government Accountability Monitoring mechanisms Grassroots women 

References

  1. Association of District Development Committees of Nepal (ADDCN), 2012: “A Study Report on the Assessment on the Utilizations of Capital Block Grants and Internal Sources for Children, Women and Disadvantaged Groups through Local Bodies in Nepal” (ADDCN with the help of UNICEF: Nepal).Google Scholar
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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP), Programme Support UnitMinistry of Federal Affairs and Local DevelopmentKathmanduNepal

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