GENDER RESPONSIVE BUDGETING: INITIATIVE FROM THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT MOUNTAINOUS AND REMOTE COMMUNES (PROGRAMME 135)
23 August 2021
This brief was developed with an aim to capture the experiences and lessons learned from piloting gender responsive budgeting (GRB) initiatives in Bac Giang in 2018 and 2019. It presents the positive changes made and challenges encountered during the processes of the implementation and make proposals on how to promote GRB practices in socio-economic development programmes in the community going forward. This pilot activity is a concrete example of how GRB can be implemented within local initiatives, ensuring local stakeholders have ownership of the process through increased engagement, familiarity, and understanding of GRB processes, which will ultimately mean increased advancement of gender equality in Viet Nam.