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Abstract

This article examines how gender-equality objectives have been addressed within the context of the Paris Declaration and related aid-reform processes. The focus of the article is on gender-responsive budgeting (GRB), an approach that is being increasingly advanced to increase the gender sensitivity of changing aid modalities, but which has thus far remained understudied. With our case study of Mozambique, we aim to fill this gap. It highlights the contribution of GRB towards increasing the gender sensitivity of national policy documents and budget processes with which donors increasingly (intend to) align, within the context of changing aid processes. Additionally, our study explores the underlying mechanisms that explain the benefits of GRB which makes our findings also interesting beyond the Mozambique context.

Note on the Author

Nathalie Holvoet holds a Ph.D. in economics and is a lecturer at the Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp. Her main areas of expertise are ‘gender and development’ and ‘monitoring and evaluation.’ Research interests in the area of ‘gender and development’ include in particular gender budgeting, gender and changing aid modalities, gender and microfinance, intra-household resource allocation.

Liesbeth Inberg holds an MA in geography and an MA in advanced development studies. She is a researcher at the Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp. Research interests include aid policies with a particular focus on monitoring and evaluation and gender and development issues.

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