From Raj Nallari's lecture notes on Gender and Macroeconomics.
Fiscal policies are a key determinant of national economic developments because achieving the MDGs have given special roles for both private and public sectors. In this chapter, we discuss some of the fiscal issues, such as the ways governments can use their fiscal policies to achieve macroeconomic objectives relating to growth, inflation, and gender equality. Fiscal adjustment has been blamed for having a negative impact on women and child, and therefore on communities. Therefore, key issues related to gender-responsive fiscal policy are discussed around the following broad questions.
What is fiscal adjustment and why is it needed?
How does fiscal adjustment impact on women?
What is gender-budgeting?
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