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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
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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