Round Table on Gender Budgeting

Dr Caren Brown from the World Bank referred to Ukraine’s Gender Budgeting project as a positive and interesting project in her introductory speech yesterday at Ministry of Finance in Sweden.

As part of the World Bank high level dialogue with Sweden, a Round Table on Gender Budgeting was arranged by the Swedish government. It was hosted by the Swedish Minister of Finance Magdalena Andersson, the Minister of Equality and Social Policy Åsa Regnér in cooperation with Torbjörn Pettersson, Sida.

Catharina Schmitz, our Country Director at NIRAS, was invited to present NIRAS' cooperation with Ministry of Finance in Ukraine, the projects experience, approach and progress. The presentation rendered a lot of interest from various actors engaged in public finance management, both in Sweden and in international cooperation.

The purpose of the round table was to draw lessons learnt, conclusions and recommendations for further development and to strengthen the work on gender budgeting, both in Sweden and in cooperation between the Swedish government and the World Bank on the international arena.