Data for Gender-Responsive Budgeting

Publication date

24 May 2019

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The collection and analysis of sex-disaggregated data (that is data that is broken down to show differences between females and males) is central to Gender-Responsive Budgeting (GRB) initiatives. Detailed data is important because it helps us see the situation of different groups of people as well as how inequalities intersect to make some groups particularly more vulnerable than others, and the likely impact that policy changes will have on them. This in turn can help ensure that policy reduces rather than exacerbates inequality. This note sets out the different types of data that would support GRB initiatives taken at different stages of the budget process. It consists of two parts. The first part sets out the data that might be needed for different GRB initiatives. The second part sets out what different actors can do to collect or promote the collection of data and different types of study that might be used. The note is intended to support Oxfam staff and partners engaging in the analysis of whether budgets are gender-responsive.