Participation of the Center of Excellence of Gender-Sensitive Budgeting at the Expert Group Meeting on the development of the Indicator of the objectives for sustainable development N 5.C.1 : 28/03/2017
March 27th and 28th 2017, the Governance and Leadership Section of the UN Women, as well as the PEFA program of the World Bank, OECD and UNDP, held a high-level seminar to identify the methodological and conceptual framework for the indicator 5.C.1, which seeks to monitor budget allocations and expenditure assigned to the financing of equality.
Apart from the organizers, the seminar hosted senior officials from the Ministries of Finance of Ecuador, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Austria, Mexico, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, Nepal and Kenya.
Discussions focused on the importance of monitoring and publish budget allocations for gender equality and presenting the regulatory frameworks (OECD, Addis Ababa Program) supporting the indicator 5.c.1.
A discussion paper was presented by Mr. Diane Elson, Professor Emeritus of the University of Essex.
To be noted that a number of countries have already launched a first experience of monitoring and reporting on indicator 8 of the GPED.
Mrs. BENALi ‘s presentation , National Director of the Center of Excellence for Gender Responsive Budgeting, stressed Morocco's good practices and the challenges of collecting, processing and approving budget data as well as on the preparation of the gender report.
Mrs. BENALI stated that Morocco didn’t gain experience in the setting up of the indicator 8 of the GPEDC. Yet, it has all the tools to develop the monitoring guidelines for the indicator 5. C.1 in particular in terms of the reforms of the Organic Finance Act, the integration of gender sensitivity into projects and actions, as well as the indicators of the various government departments, the existence of a functional nomenclature, Public finances in recent years and the availability of an information system.
The experience of Morocco was welcomed by the head of the PEFA Secretariat and was formally requested to join the Expert Group for the development of the indicator methodology and to be one of the pilot countries for taking into account and setting up this indicator.