THE CHALLENGES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A GENDER-ORIENTED APPROACH TO BUDGETING IN UKRAINE: WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED?

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  Anna Karpych

  Nataliia Miedviedkova

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to identify the obstacles which emerge on the way of the implementation of a gender-oriented approach to budgeting in Ukraine and hinder the promotion of this approach within the public financial system as well as to give recommendations on the possible ways to eliminate them from Ukrainian public financial management. Methodology. The article is based on a review of existing academic literature and on the analysis of secondary sources (mainly, government and non-government reports and publications). The results of the research show that the main barriers for the application of a gender-oriented approach to budgeting in Ukraine are, among others, dominance of gender stereotypes, the lack of funds for gender initiatives, insufficient understanding of the relationship between gender equality and public policy, the low level of awareness of civil servants and officials regarding the policy of gender equality. The overview of the best international practices in the integration of gender aspects in budgeting helped authors identify prior tasks for ensuring effectiveness of a gender-oriented approach to budgeting in modern conditions. Based on the obtained findings, the recommendations were provided; they include the measures to reduce gender gaps and suggested methods for modification of a gender-oriented approach to budgeting. Research limitations/implications. The authors did not study the underlying reasons for the emerging problems for the application of a gender-oriented approach to budgeting. Also, the research was based only on the review and analysis of secondary sources, thus, primary data collection techniques were omitted. Practical implications. The findings are likely to be useful for researchers and public sector practitioners both in Ukraine and abroad to gain knowledge on the implementation of a gender-oriented approach to budgeting. The developing countries may investigate the case of Ukraine and prepare for the similar challenges and problems adjusting the practice of implementation of a gender-oriented approach to budgeting according to their conditions and model of public management system. Value/originality. The article contributes to the discussion about the challenges for the effective implementation of a gender-oriented approach to budgeting in order to strengthen the public financial management in modern Ukraine.

How to Cite

Karpych, A., & Miedviedkova, N. (2021). THE CHALLENGES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A GENDER-ORIENTED APPROACH TO BUDGETING IN UKRAINE: WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED?. Baltic Journal of Economic Studies, 7(2), 101-109. https://doi.org/10.30525/2256-0742/2021-7-2-101-109
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Keywords

gender budgeting, gender-oriented approach to budgeting, public financial management, governance, public sector, Ukraine

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