Budgeting

A young women in Kachin state, doing household chore photo by: David Hempenstall/Oxfam
Women are less able to make their views heard in public decision-making processes in Myanmar. Therefore, budget priorities can fail to reflect their specific situations and priorities. This research looks specifically at what women understand and think about government budgets. It reveals that...
A woman with new born baby in Kachin IDP Camp where Oxfam works for humanitarian response. Photo by: Oxfam
A country’s budget can be a powerful lever for social transformation. A budget is the tool a government has to help it translate national resources into allocations which meet the needs and aspirations of its population, and set the country on a path to sustainable and equitable development...
Women in Delta having community meeting, Photo by: Kaung Htet/Oxfam
A country’s budget is perhaps the most powerful tool a government has to implement its policies and advance the rights of its population. It can also be an important vehicle for holding a government to account. Together, these help to lay the foundations for a social contract built on an...
Women in th IDPs' camp filling the form for cash distribution by Oxfam. Photo by: Oxfam
Women in Myanmar are losing out from a closed and unfair budget process and changes must be made to address this, says a coalition of NGOs working on women’s rights and political accountability in Myanmar. A Case for Gender Budgeting in Myanmar, a report by Women’s Organisation Network...
States have a responsibility to the public to be accountable, transparent and deliver basic services. This means that deepening accountability of decision makers, and holding Government and other duty bearers to account for how they spend budgets is key for democracy. Oxfam and local partners...
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