Are Public Finances Gender Aware? PEFA Deep Dive into Global Trends

Mar 4, 2020 , Ljubljana, Slovenia Webinar
Mar 3, 2020

The webinar will highlight the growing trends of countries around world in placing increased emphasis on including a gender focus in the design, implementation, and evaluation of budget policies. It will explain how gender responsive public financial management (PFM) responds to differing needs of men and women and subgroups of these categories—e.g., youth, elderly, people with disabilities, etc.— and promotes gender equality.

What you will learn

During this online activity, we will present the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) recently launched framework for assessing gender responsive PFM and explain how this tool has been tested in countries around the world, including in Ukraine and Indonesia. This was done to understand the degree to which their PFM institutions, processes, and systems are gender responsive, and how they can be further strengthened to ensure that public services, funded through the budget, respond to beneficiaries’ needs. 

Participants of this webinar will be able to learn and discuss the following:

  • How public financial management systems can be capitalized on to design and implement pubic services that respond to the needs of men and women, youth and elderly, people with disabilities, and others?
  • How and why PEFA measures countries’ efforts in integrating gender considerations in the PFM institutions, processes, and systems?
  • How gender has been mainstreamed in PFM in Indonesia and Ukraine, how PEFA has been used to measure performance of gender responsive PFM, and how results of the assessment will be used in the future?

Target audience

Public officials from ministries of finance and other government institutions involved in the design and mainstreaming of GRB in public policy planning and budgeting.


Urška Zrinski, Public Sector Specialist, PEFA Secretariat

Maja Bosnić, Business Development Director for PFM, NIRAS International Consulting

Romawaty Sinaga, Public Sector Specialist, The World Bank



This webinar is free to joinPlease feel free to bring this webinar under the attention also to your colleagues who may find the discussion particularly timely and useful!

When: March 4, 2020, at 13:00 CET - the webinar session will open 20 minutes before the official start

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: From the convenience of your own computer at the CEF Online Learning Campus (

Language: English


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