Gender Responsive Budgeting: A Lesson Learned and Way Forward
Keywords:Gender responsive budget, Gender equality, Women’s empowerment.
Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) creates a direct link between two different issues which are not associated with each other – i.e. Budget and Gender Equality. GRB is an important mechanism in order to maintain a greater balance between economic and social goals. GRB are used in order achieve Gender Equality and to close Gender gap. In order to address this issue Government has taken various steps towards women empowerment in the recent past. Women’s Equality and empowerment is one of the important goals of the Government. India should emphasize more on strengthening of gender focused institutions, effective implementation, coordination and investment on gender based schemes.