Guidelines for the Promotion and Implementation of Gender Responsive Budgeting in the Programme 135
05 July 2019
Guidelines for the Promotion and Implementation of Gender Responsive Budgeting in the Socio-Economic Development Programme for the Most Disadvantaged Communes in Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Areas (Programme 135) have been developed within the framework of the project entitled Empowerment of Ethnic Minority Women and Girls Through Gender Responsive Budgeting Policies And Programmes, as a project between the Department of Ethnic Minority Affairs of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), with financial support from Irish Aid in Viet Nam.
The Guidelines are aimed at officials working on ethnic minority affairs including the planning and implementation of Programme 135, advisers from other departments and sectors dealing with Programme 135, officials in charge of the advancement of women and gender equality, finance and budget, and gender experts. Programme 135 was selected as it has been the most successful programme in Viet Nam with regards to hunger eradication and poverty reduction for many years. The Programme has brought numerous positive impacts in terms of socio-economic development to the most disadvantaged ethnic minority areas in Viet Nam. The development of these guidelines and piloting the application of gender responsive budgeting in the Viet Nam context is essential to provide valuable lessons learned and experiences to policy makers. This is also the basis for the wider application of gender responsive budgeting in various fields.