Nauru GRPFM 2022 /Gender Annex/

Executive Summary

The Nauru Government has requested for Pacific Technical Assistance Center (PFTAC) support to conduct an Agile Public Expenditure Financial Accountability (PEFA) with a PEFA Gender Responsive component included as part of the assessment.

The purpose of the supplementary assessment of gender responsive budgeting (GRB) is to collect information on the extent to which gender is mainstreamed in Nauru’s public financial management (PFM) system and establish a baseline for future assessments.

The findings are also envisaged to serve as an input to the Government’s existing efforts to mainstream gender anchored by the Women’s and Social Development Affairs (WASDA) – a government agency responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and providing advisory service on the development of gender and gender equality in Nauru.

This report was compiled using the Supplementary Framework for Assessing Gender Responsive Public Financial Management (GRPFM). The GRPFM assessment was overseen by the Ministry of Finance and WASDA which is a division of MoF. The assessment team was led by Iulai Lavea (PFTAC) and Kelera Kolivuso-Ravono (Ministry of Economy, Fiji). Annex 4 in the Main Report provides a list of those who were consulted on the PEFA assessment as well as the Gender assessment component.

Quality assurance has been applied in accordance with the PEFA Secretariat guidelines and five reviewers were nominated: Nauru Ministry of Finance, PEFA Secretariat, IMF Fiscal Affairs Division, Asian Development Bank, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.