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Dr Emilie Combaz’ latest GSDRC helpdesk report is now available to read online. In this helpdesk report, Dr Combaz explores the available practical guidance for integrating gender into public financial management.

Read Practical guidance to integrate gender into public financial management

By securing the known enabling factors (such as sustained political support, sufficient capacities and conducive institutional arrangements); adapting to context; involving a range of stakeholders at all stages; and generating sex-disaggregated data, gender can be effectively integregated into the managenment of public finances.

Specifically on revenues, gender-disaggregated analyses are effective tools to work on tax incidence (direct and indirect taxes), user fees, and government debt. Meanwhile on expenditures, effective tools for gender-aware work are available for policy appraisal, beneficiary assessment, incidence analysis of public expenditure, analysis of the impact of budgets on time use, budget statements, and medium-term frameworks of economic policy.

This report is produced for the GSDRC Research Helpdesk. This service provides rapid syntheses of key literature and of expert thinking in response to specific questions on governance, social development, humanitarian and conflict issues. Its concise reports draw on a selection of the best recent literature available and on input from international experts. Each GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report is peer-reviewed by a member of the GSDRC team. Search over 400 reports at www.gsdrc.org/go/research-helpdesk.