Gender-responsive budgeting needed for women’s development [Archives:2009/1222/Local News]

January 5 2009

Nadia Al-Sakkaf
SANA'A, Jan. 3 ) A survey on the extent and understanding of gender-responsive budgeting among governmental, non-governmental, and international organizations revealed that only 33 percent of the surveyed sample had taken gender into consideration while drawing up their budgets.

Dr. Abdulqadir Al-Banna a researcher with the Strategic Development Center surveyed 31 government organizations, 17 non-government, and 14 international organizations whose work is related to gender issues and women's development.

“Some of the interviewed people claim to integrate gender in their budgets