Gender Budgeting
Influencing Policy Choices in Niger and Ukraine

Author: Gordon Evans, Marie Fortier-Balogh, Diana Ivancic-Skinner
Publication Date: 2009

This case study addresses two country attempts to increase the gender-responsiveness of government policy and budgetary choices. In Ukraine, analysts in the Office of the President now assess the state budget using the DDD project-produced Budget Analysis Manual, which includes a chapter on gender impact assessment. In Niger, three pilot ministries have adapted Quebec's model on collecting gender-differentiated data to better understand the differential impacts of ministry policies and programs on men and women. This case study reveals that evidence-based policy decisions cannot be made in a data vacuum and recommends practical tools to address these gaps.