Governments must make use of fiscal policies with regard to gender inequality – IMF paper

IMF paper emphasises importance of fiscal policy for gender equality

The potential of improved fiscal policies to contribute to economic growth through the more active role of women in all areas of life is "significant", says a working paper published by the International Monetary Fund.

Middle East and Central Asia: A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts, authored by Lisa Kolovich and Sakina Shibuya, examines a number of gender budgeting efforts in the region but finds only Morocco and Afghanistan have undertaken "sustained and significant efforts".

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