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Federal fiscal policy effectiveness and Inequality: Empirical evidence on Gender Budgeting in Asia Pacific

Publication date

Jul, 2019


NIPFP Working Paper No. 273


Lekha Chakraborty


This paper assesses gender budgeting in Asia Pacific region. The countries in the region have achieved mixed success in improving gender equality, with “missing women” in India and China still reaching catastrophic dimensions. Gender budgeting is ideally a fiscal innovation that translates gender-related goals into budgetary commitments and can help countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals with regard to gender equality. India has a sustainable gender budgeting model for the region, while a few countries in the region have begun such efforts more recently. The legislative mandates for gender budgeting in the Philippines and South Korea are remarkable achievements and are contributing to their efforts.  
Key words: Gender Budgeting, Fiscal Policy, Public Financial Management, Asia Pacific, Gender Inequalities. 
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