Gender Budget Watchdog Network in Western Balkans and Republic of Moldova
Donor: Austrian Development Agency
Duration: 36 months
Overall Objective: To improve CSO participation in policy and budgeting processes in South East Europe and Republic of Moldova by using gender budget watchdog reporting and networking.
Specific Objectives: SO1: To strengthen the capacity of CSOs to use GRB tools to evaluate the correspondence of policies and budgets with the needs of men and women SO2: To develop a network for effective policy advocacy, knowledge and information sharing and strengthened government accountability. SO3: To engage citizens and contribute to policy change leading to gendered reform of public finances
Summary & Activities: Gender Alliance for Development Center together with 6 other organizations is implementing the project in the Western Balkans and Republic of Moldova. The purpose of this project is that of mapping the current capacities of the civil society interested to use GRB in their work. The project plans to offer introductory, advanced training for CSOs on GRB; and for CSOs that have already have these skills and knowledge, as well as reach out to specific groups of organizations (think tanks and public finance organizations) and develop a tailor made training for them. The component encompasses training and mentoring session supported with sub-granting that will allow for the production of two types of products: gender budget policy appraisals and gender budget watchdog reports.