Mainstreaming Gender in Namibia's National Budget

Agneta Stark, Stefan de Vylder
As part of its policy to promote gender equality in Namibia's development strategy, Namibia's Ministry of Finance proposed, in 1997, a co-operation with Sweden with the aim of initiating a gender analysis of the Namibian state budget. The issue in this paper is to identify the impact on women and men of different categories of public expenditure. An important part of the paper is to develop gender-relevant indicators identitying who is acually benefiting from social and economic development programmes, and from all activities financed over the state budget.