VIRTUAL CONFERENCE CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF PEFA
The PEFA virtual conference on December 1 and 2 looked back at the journey PEFA has had as a gold standard PFM diagnostic tool over the last 20 years, discussed why and how PFM matters more than ever in tackling climate change, addressing gender equality and building more inclusive services in the recovery from the COVID-19, explored what PFM community could do differently to address the new policy and delivery challenges through PFM. The PEFA e-learning course was launched and during the PEFA Marketplace the new PEFA products were highlighted.
The event was in English with simultaneous translation in French and Spanish! Links are provided below:
OTHER EVENTS CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF PEFA
The PEFA Events celebrating the 20th Anniversary have been organized since January 2021. Their role was to communicate with PEFA community and engage the public and variety of policy and development actors with an interest on PFM issues.
The events include launching of new PEFA developments and promoting new achievements, initiating discussions on interesting PFM topics and providing trainings for variety of PEFA users. Check the completed events in 2021: READ MORE
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The European Commission (EC) is an institution of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU. Commissioners swear an oath at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg City, pledging to respect the treaties and to be completely independent in carrying out their duties during their mandate.WEBSITE
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., consisting of "189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.WEBSITE
World Bank Group
The World Bank (French: Banque mondiale) is an international financial institution that provides loans to countries of the world for capital projects. It comprises two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and the International Development Association (IDA).WEBSITE
France is represented by two institutions: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is the ministry in the government of France that handles France’s foreign relations (WEBSITE) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) which implements France’s policy in the areas of development and international solidarityWEBSITE
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norwegian (Bokmål): Det kongelige Utenriksdepartement; Norwegian (Nynorsk): Det kongelege Utanriksdepartement) is the foreign ministry of the Kingdom of Norway.WEBSITE
SECO is the federal government’s centre of excellence for all core issues relating to economic and labour market policy. It is our aim to contribute to sustained economic growth, high employment and fair working conditions, by creating the necessary regulatory, economic and foreign policy framework.WEBSITE
The Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
The Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) leads the UK’s work internationally, promoting the UK overseas, defending our security, projecting our values, reducing poverty and tackling global challenges.WEBSITE
Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic
The main effort of the Ministry management is to ensure harmony of public administration receipts and expenditures with macroeconomic and strategic objectives of Government policies, monitoring their efficient use, the fiscal consolidation and long-term sustainability of public finance within the eurozone, compliance with the rules of public funds spending, efficient implementation of EU financial instruments and other forms of foreign assistance while complying with the principles of good financial governance, reducing the tax burden for low- and medium-income groups, reducing tax and customs evasion, and suppressing grey economy.WEBSITE
Ministry of Finance of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
The Ministry of Finance of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg prepares and implements the budgetary, financial and fiscal policy of the State. In this capacity, the Ministry is also responsible for the public finances and the preparation of the budget. In addition, it defines the policy with regard to the financial sector, and is responsible for external relations with the various international financial institutions.
Bill & Melinda Gates Fundation
The Gender Equality team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works with program teams across the foundation and with external partners in the field to accelerate progress toward gender equality.
European Institute for Gender Equality
The European Institute for Gender Equality is an autonomous body of the European Union (EU), established to contribute to and strengthen the promotion of gender equality, including gender mainstreaming in all EU and resulting national policies, to fight against discrimination based on sex, and to raise EU citizens’ awareness of gender equality.
International Labour Organization
The International Labour Organization (ILO) promotes opportunities for women and men to obtain decent work in conditions of freedom, equity, security, and human dignity.
International Monetary Fund
Through its Gender theme, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recognizes that labor markets across the world remain divided along gender lines, despite the significant progress made in recent decades.
The IMF also has a two-part toolkit including gender budgeting and gender equality indexes. The gender budgeting data set contains information on 84 national gender budgeting initiatives around the world, of which 23 national initiatives are investigated in depth in six regional surveys.
Organization For Economic Co-Operation and Development
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) “Toolkit for Mainstreaming and Implementing Gender Equality” focuses on strengthening governance and accountability for gender equality as a means to improving the gender-responsiveness of public policy.
The OECD Gender Initiative examines existing barriers to gender equality in education, employment, and entrepreneurship. This website monitors the progress made by governments to promote gender equality in both OECD and non-OECD countries and provides good practices based on analytical tools and reliable data.
The OECD’s Gender Budgeting website provides information on the importance of planning the budget for promoting gender equality, which has the potential to help policy makers to address a range of inequalities that have become embedded in public policies and the allocation of resources.
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicator 5.c.1, “Proportion of countries with systems to track and make public allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment,” measures progress toward SDG Target 5c, “Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels.”
UN Women's work on financing for gender equality supports the implementation of government and donor policy commitments to gender equality and women’s rights.
The Beijing Platform for Action is an agenda for women's empowerment. It aims to accelerate the advancement of women, to remove all obstacles to women's active participation in all spheres of public and private life, and to enable women to have a full and equal share in economic, social, cultural, and political decision making.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Gender Inequality Index (GII) measures gender inequalities in three important aspects of human development: reproductive health, measured by maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rates; empowerment, measured by the proportion of parliamentary seats occupied by females and the proportion of adult females and males ages 25 years and older with at least some secondary education; and economic status, expressed as labor market participation and measured by the labor force participation rates of female and male populations ages 15 years and older.
The UNDP Gender Development Index (GDI) measures gender gaps in human development by accounting for disparities between women and men in three basic dimensions of human development—health, knowledge, and living standards—using the same component indicators as in the Human Development Index (HDI). The GDI is a ratio of the HDIs calculated separately for females and males using the same methodology as in the HDI. It is a direct measure of gender gap showing female HDI as a percentage of male HDI.
The Gender Data portal is the World Bank Group’s comprehensive source for the latest sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics covering demography, education, health, access to economic opportunities, public life and decision making, and agency.
The World Bank Group works with public and private sector clients to close the gaps between males and females globally in order to tackle poverty and drive sustainable economic growth that benefits all. Major challenges affecting boys, girls, men, and women differently include climate change, forced migration, pandemics, and the global jobs crisis. Less recognized is the unique role that women and girls play as drivers of growth and progress and as powerful agents of change.
Women, Business, and the Law is a World Bank Group project that collects unique data on the laws and regulations that restrict women's economic opportunities. The data set identifies barriers to women’s economic participation and encourages the reform of discriminatory laws.
The World Development Indicators are the primary World Bank collection of development indicators compiled from officially recognized international sources. The database contains the most current and accurate global development data available and includes national, regional, and global estimates. A subset of data focuses on women and development.