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“Gender budgeting can ensure that tax and spending policies transparently and adequately include provisions for women’s access to opportunity in education and the workplace”, Comment.

Topic: GS-1: Women issues ,

GS-3: Government Budgeting.

6. “Gender budgeting can ensure that tax and spending policies transparently and adequately include provisions for women’s access to opportunity in education and the workplace”, Comment. (250 words)

Reference:  Financial Express

Why the question:

The article brings out the correlation between gender budgeting and access to opportunity and education for women.

Key Demand of the question:

One must discuss the significance of gender budgeting and its positive impact on women empowerment in the country.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by explaining what Gender Budgeting is.

Body:

Explain the nuances of Gender budgeting.

Present positives of ensuring gender budgeting, as countries around the world struggle to grow their economies grappling with ageing populations, and buffeted by trade shocks, social unrest, weather-related disasters and now, the worst peacetime crisis in a century–tapping into the huge potential of women is unambiguously a win-win for both women’s empowerment and inclusive global economic growth.

Elaborate on how gender equity can lead to inclusive and stronger global economic growth.

Give examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude that the empowerment of women is an important channel by which we can obtain stronger, more inclusive, and more resilient growth.