Budget Brief No. 31 – Participation in Public Finance Reform and Gender

Publication Type: Budget Briefs

There is growing recognition of the need for direct public participation in the development and implementation of public policies. But how can those advising on public finance management (PFM) reforms ensure that women are not excluded when the demand-side component of these reforms is designed?

This brief attempts to stimulate further discussion toward answering this question. It does this more by posing further questions than by offering answers. These questions are intended to assist in diagnosing some of the gender issues relating to existing or planned PFM reform programs.