1st Edition

Gender Responsive Budgeting in South Asia
Experience of Bangladeshi Local Government

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ISBN 9780367700720
November 24, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
144 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book analyses the practice of local-level participatory planning and budgeting and its impact on Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) in Bangladesh.

The book offers a conceptual framework that brings into focus the contribution of successful participatory budgeting practice to ensure GRB – the examination of whether men and women fall under existing income and expenditure patterns differently. It suggests that the ideas of participatory budgeting and GRB should be evolving together to provide a concrete idea to address gender needs. The book provides a theoretical explanation that contributes to the consolidation of the practice of GRB at the local government level through participatory budgeting.

Conceptualizing the process of participatory budgeting and GRB in the context of Bangladesh, the book will be of interest to researchers in the field of Development Studies, Political Science, Public Administration and Gender as well as Asian Studies, in particular South Asian Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Experience of Gender Responsive Budgeting in South Asian Countries

3. Women in Bangladesh: A Situation Analysis

4. Participatory Budgeting and Gender Responsive Budgeting: An Analysis of the Unresolved Relationship

5. Gender Responsive Budgeting through Participatory Planning and Budgeting: Experiences from the Bangladeshi Local Government

6. Gender-Responsive Budgeting: Role of Different Actors

7. Conclusion

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Pranab Kumar Panday is a Professor at the Department of Public Administration, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. His main research areas include public policy, social movements, NGOs, social accountability, public sector management, governance and gender studies. He is the author of 12 books, including Women Empowerment in South Asia: NGO Interventions and Agency Building in Bangladesh (Routledge, 2016) and co-author of Government and NGOs in South Asia: Local Collaboration in Bangladesh (Routledge, 2019).

Shuvra Chowdhury is an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Administration, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Her main areas of academic interest include open data analysis, right to information, grievance redress management, public financial change management, and gender studies.