|AUTHOR||L. Chiwara and M. Karadenizli|
|ORGANIZATION||EC/UN Partnership on Gender Equality for Development and Peace|
|TOPIC||Budgeting for children|
This report provides an overview of the issues and trends that emerged from mapping studies on aid effectiveness, gender equality and women's empowerment in twelve countries: Indonesia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Honduras, Suriname, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. The countries studied are economically, politically and socially diverse and reflect different levels of development and degrees of aid dependency. As such, they yield different results in terms of the implementation of Paris Declaration principles and their implications for gender equality and women's empowerment. The report examines to what extent national gender equality priorities are reflected in national development strategies, donor country strategies and mechanisms for implementing the Paris Declaration at country level. It also analyses the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security adopted in 2000 to mainstream gender equality in policy responses to conflict and post-conflict situations. The studies were carried out within the context of the EC/UN Partnership on Gender Equality for Development and Peace.