|TOPIC||Budgeting for children|
Political statements and legislation alone will not increase access to services, resources and rights. Progress towards human rights entails monetary investment and a constant scrutiny of economic policies from a rights perspective. Accountability to women’s rights needs to be translated into mobilizing the necessary resources to meet the commitments made by the ratification of CEDAW. This report provides a framework for applying a rights-approach to budgets from a gender perspective that defines the requirements of good budget performance in the planning, formulation and execution stages. It also details the elements that require a critical assessment of budget policy making processes, the appropriateness of budget allocations, and the standard principles for non-discriminatory economic and budgets policies.