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Gender Budgeting – Integration of a gender perspective in the budgetary process

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One of the Nordic Council of Ministers' long-term goals is to support the Nordic countries to mainstream a gender equality perspective into the national budget and budgetary process. A further aim is to ensure that this perspective is given prominence in change work in the Nordic welfare states. One such area of work is referred to internationally as gender budgeting. This is the final report of a joint three-year project between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The finance ministries and ministries responsible for gender equality affairs have engaged in development work, exchanged ideas and experience concerning the work of mainstreaming a gender equality perspective into the national budget and budgetary process in each country. The aim of the report is to present the knowledge and experience that the project has helped generate and to provide recommendations on how gender budgeting in central government administrations may be successfully accomplished.

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Denmark

Gender equality uses a two-pronged approach in Denmark: First, special initiatives are launched to promote gender equality in areas meant, for instance, to get more women into management and more men into the care sector. Second, work is carried out to make gender equality an integral part of efforts and initiatives in other policy areas. The latter is the so-called gender mainstreaming strategy, aimed at ensuring that both genders’ interests and needs are being considered in all areas and at all levels.

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