All things being equal: Ireland road-tests gender budgeting

Ireland is following in the steps of other nations by introducing measures in the budget to improve gender equality

15th October, 2017
All things being equal: Ireland road-tests gender budgeting
John Bruton

As Budget 2018 loomed, civil servants were on a crash course, attending workshops to familiarise themselves with the concept of gender budgeting and to garner the required skills to “gender-proof” policies.

It’s not a new concept, with countries such as Australia already having more than 30 years’ experience of viewing budgets through a gender lens.

The 2018 budgetary cycle will see Ireland follow the lead set by other nations on gender budgeting,...

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