Mainstreaming Gender in Debt and Development Resource Management

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Mainstreaming Gender in Debt and Development Resource Management

Series Title: Debt Management Series
Publication date: 1 May 2005
Size: 250mm x 170mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-776-4
Pages: 168

Issues of mainstreaming gender in debt and development resource management have taken centre stage in the continuing debate about improving the application of financial resources to achieve greater social equity. This handbook aims to enrich the information available to debt managers, gender advocates and other development practitioners while also moving the debate forward.

The handbook highlights the linkages between debt and gender and discusses policies and action taken by international agencies and bilateral donors to promote and integrate gender issues in the provision of development assistance. It suggests effective and practical ways through which developing country governments can integrate gender equality considerations in their debt and development resource management. It makes recommendations for debt recording systems, such as CS-DRMS, to better track the impact of debt and externally funded programmes on gender perspectives.

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1. Introduction
1.1 Commonwealth efforts to promote gender equality
1.2 Promoting better debt management: The role of the Commonwealth
1.3 Debt and gender: Objectives and organisation of this handbook

2. Debt Management: An Overview
2.1 Financing development through borrowing
2.2 Evolution, causes and impact of the debt problem
2.3 A shift to bond financing
2.4 Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs)
2.5 Domestic debt
2.6 Functions of debt management and a typical loan cycle
2.7 The social impact of debt and adjustment

3. The Case for Gender Equality: An Overview
3.1 Continuing inequalities between men and women
3.2 An international framework for gender equality
3.3 The economic case for gender equality
3.4 Moving towards gender equality

4. Links between debt and gender and the need for gender mainstreaming
4.1 The gender impact of debt: Understanding the linkages
4.2 Negative gender impacts of stabilisation and structural adjustment (early and mid-1980s)
4.3 Addressing the social costs of adjustment
4.4 Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers
4.5 MTEFs, budget and gender
4.6 The inadequacy of current macroeconomic models
4.7 Conclusion

5. Current Trends towards Gender Equality in Multilateral Development Assistance
5.1 Overall donor policies and practices
5.2 Donors’ gender mainstreaming strategies in key sectors
5.3 Attention to gender: rhetoric or reality?

6. Limitations of the Current Approach
6.1 Weaknesses in donor priorities, policies and practices
6.2 Weaknesses in mainstreaming gender in debt management in borrowing countries
6.3 General weaknesses in gender mainstreaming in developing countries
6.4 The need for a framework

7. A Framework for Gender Mainstreaming in Debt and Development Resource Management
7.1 Overall policy environment for gender mainstreaming
7.2 Budgets and gender
7.3 External debt management, the loan cycle and gender
7.4 Possible framework for recording gender integration in CS-DRMS
7.5 Building institutional capacity for gender mainstreaming
7.6 Conclusion

References and select bibliography

I. Paris Club Terms and Initiatives
II. CS-DRMS 2000+: An Overview
III. The Millennium Development Goals, Targets and Indicators
IV. Gender Policies and Strategies of Selected Development Agencies
V. Mainstreaming Gender in Sectoral Projects and Programmes