Members of the Commission on Women Workers of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan took part in the training on the creation of a gender-oriented approach in the course of strategic and budgetary planning.
The event was organized by the Applied Economics research centre (AERC) within the framework of the project “Conducting a gender analysis of strategic and budgetary programs of the Ministry of Education and Science in the field of secondary education”, implemented for the UN Women Structure.
Opening the meeting, Deputy Chairman of the National Commission on Women’s Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy Elena Tarasenko noted that gender-oriented budgeting is one of the most important steps to implement the principles of the SDGs.
“The gender approach is an important measure to improve the efficiency of budget allocation. This makes it possible not only to use financial resources rationally, but also to take into account the needs of both men and women, improving the quality of life of the population already at the stage of budget formation,” stressed Elena Tarasenko.
Program Specialist of the UN Women in Kazakhstan Dina Amrisheva stressed the desire of the international organization to assist in the development of gender equality in Kazakhstan.
According to her, conducting training sessions on gender analysis will increase the effectiveness of further work.
“The Government of Kazakhstan supports us in this strategic direction. We welcome that the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan will become a pilot project on gender budgeting. This tool has proven its effectiveness in ensuring gender equality,” the speaker noted.
Deputy Chairman of the Committee for the Protection of Childhood of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan Dulat Zhekebayev, in turn, stressed that the budget should be focused on each child and meet their needs.
“We are confident that the project will provide all the necessary knowledge and tools for the social development of Kazakhstan and will have a positive impact on the development of human capital,” Dulat Zhekebayev stressed.
Senior Consultant of AERC Consulting Services Department Galiya Ismurzina presented information about the project on effective planning and budgeting.
She noted that the project is aimed at changing the approach to planning strategic plans and budget programs, taking into account the equality of the position of children in the secondary education system.
Aliya Ilyasova, an expert of the project, spoke about the international experience of conducting gender analysis.
The expert stressed that foreign experience has shown the need to introduce gender budgeting into the Kazakh public administration system.
Gulnara Davletyarova, an expert of the project, presented the specifics of gender analysis during planning and budgeting of the Ministry of Education and Science in the field of secondary education to the participants.
She spoke about the methods of conducting a comprehensive assessment and ensuring adequate financing of the secondary education system in the light of the empowerment of boys and girls.
During the discussion, the participants noted that gender budgeting is intended to become an important element of promoting gender policy in Kazakhstan.
Project expert Svetlana Ushakova presented indicators of the participation of girls and boys at the secondary education level as part of the promotion of the processes of the care economy at the budget planning stage.
Media Center of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan