The data presented was gathered were according to the Inter-agency Expert Group on SDGs Methodological Note on indicator 5.c.1 which measures three criteria: (1) Existence of policies/programs and corresponding allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment; (2) Systems to track allocations for gender equality; and (3) Mechanisms to make allocations for gender equality publicly available.
Gender was not systemically streamlined in the design of Covid-19 response, either in policies/measures or in the budget, and the least of all, in public procurement. For the most part, there were no consultations with NGOs, thus resulting in the measures not truly reflecting the real situation, the way of life and already identified gender inequalities, nor helping to overcome the latter. Out of 46 analyzed measures, only two were gender-transformative, and only nine were gender-positive measures.
CPCD has undertaken the Gender Responsive Budgeting for a Sustainable COVID-19 Recovery to examine BiH’s COVID-19 budget and fiscal response from a gender perspective. This analysis follows the methodology of the PEFA Framework , and also the GR PEFA Framework, that is a framework for analysis of the information on the use of the PFM tools to promote gender equality and women’s empowerments across the cycle – from budget policy planning, to allocation, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.