Title: Evaluating gender responsive budgeting in Turkey

Authors: Cevat Tosun; Necmiddin Bağdadioğlu

Addresses: Department of Public Finance, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Hacettepe University, 06800 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey ' Department of Public Finance, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Hacettepe University, 06800 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: Public budgets which are the statement of government financial plans, create economic, financial, political and legal consequences for development, challenge such as poverty, inequalities between women and men, and social exclusion. Economical and political dynamics, which simultaneously come up with globalisation process, have dramatically changed the scope and form of budgeting application. Gender responsive budgeting, one of these budgeting applications is a practice to provide equitable distribution of public burden and public spending between women and men. In this approach, the public budget is used to eliminate discriminations between women and men. Turkey has been adapting the idea of gender responsive budgeting since 1987. The gender responsive budgeting approach has been incorporated in the budgeting process in Turkey since 2008. This study examines the gender budgeting applications in Turkey so far, pictures the current situation, and identifies the steps to be taken for a successful application of gender responsive budgeting in Turkey.

Keywords: public budgets; gender equality; gender responsive budgeting; GRB; Turkey; government budgets; gender discrimination.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMEF.2016.076481

International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, 2016 Vol.9 No.2, pp.187 - 197

Available online: 10 May 2016 *

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