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Sustainability of Gender Budgeting in Local Administrations in Turkey: An Assessment from the Well-Being Perspective

  • Yelda Yucel
  • Gulay Gunluk-Senesen
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Abstract

This chapter follows up on research on Well-Being Gender Budget audits carried out in a selected number of municipalities in Turkey in 2013 and explores the sustainability of gender budgeting practices since then. The chapter traces the evidence of gender sensitivity in a limited number of municipal administrative bodies, strategies and activities that surfaced in strategic plans and performance programmes. A comparative analysis of findings identifies conditions for sustainability of the gender budgeting framework in local administrations in Turkey. Similarities and differences between the municipality budgets and programmes will also contribute to discussions in the academic and practitioner circles concerned with institutionalisation of gender budgeting worldwide.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yelda Yucel
    • 1
  • Gulay Gunluk-Senesen
    • 2
  1. 1.Istanbul Bilgi UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Istanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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