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A seminar for UTC heads and representatives took place: “From theory to practice of applying a gender-responsive approach in the budget process”

The GRB project, in conjunction with the Association of United Territorial Communities and the ULEAD with Europe program, held a seminar for UTC representatives on the implementation of a gender-responsive approach in the budget process.

“GRB is a globally recognized effective tool for preventing the phenomenon of a “blind” budget.  It is very important that the reform of decentralization opens up new opportunities for using the gender approach in the budget process at the local level precisely. Already today we can take into account gender aspects in the relevant budget documents, collect gender-disaggregated data. GRB provides tangible results that the residents can see,” said Timo Biank, leader of the local self-government reform group of the U-LEAD with Europe program.

Serhii Martseniuk, deputy head of the local budgets planning office, head of the inter-budgetary regulation and medium-term planning office of the Local Budgets department of the Ministry of Finance, also emphasized the success of the gender-responsive approach implementation.

The participants of the event got acquainted with the essence and principles of gender-responsive budgeting and also gained practical experience in applying the gender-responsive approach in the budget process in accordance with the Methodological Recommendations approved by the Order of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine No. 1 dated January 2, 2019.

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