Research for Policy Action

Effecting Gender Responsive Budgeting in Nigeria: A Case Study on Kaduna State’s Rework Initiative

Recognizing that women and girls experience poverty differently in comparison with their male counterparts and are more likely to have limited access to public goods, services, and opportunities this case study looks at expenditure as an indication of gender inequality and as an entry point into addressing disparities in the well-being and development impact between genders. It focuses on Kaduna State’s Results for Women (and Girls) in Kaduna (REWOrK) as a successfully rolled out initiative (starting with the 2016 budget). REWOrK provides an example of state-level adaptation of a federal level initiative – the GWIN cascaded to the state in 2015. The focus of this case study is to understand what contributes to effective targeting of women and girls in budget design and implementation and accompanying challenges. Furthermore, the study considers the validity of Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) as a step towards gender mainstreaming and institutionalisation by explaining practical ways to improve targeting in specific government processes, policies and programmes. It explores the conception and implementation of REWOrK including an analysis of enabling factors and constraints, challenges and limitations of the reform, lessons learned and its potential for sustainability and adaptation by other states.

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Gender Responsive Budgeting, Growing Girls and Women In Nigeria (GWIN), Results for Women (and Girls) in Kaduna (REWOrK), social targeting, Gender Equality Index, Social Intervention Programmes

Focus Area(s): Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB), Social Intervention Programmes

Country of Reform: Nigeria

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