Gender-aware policy appraisal: population welfare sector

Type Report
Title Gender-aware policy appraisal: population welfare sector
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2006
Publisher Govt. of Pakistan, Ministry of Finance, Gender Responsive Budgeting Initiative
Pakistan is striving to achieve population stabilization in order to alleviate poverty, improve the status of women, bridge the gap in gender inequality and promote the quality of life of the people. The aim of the government is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which the Government has incorporated in its Medium Term Development Framework (MTDF) and accelerate the process of sustainable development. The purpose of the study is to review and analyze the situation of male and female in the country, the relevant policy, budget allocation, releases and spending, and impact of the Population sector using a ‘gender lens’ so as to promote policy and resource allocation with gender perspective. The study covers the federal, provincial and district level with sub-national analysis confined to the Punjab province and two districts namely Gujrat and Rajanpur. The analysis relies mainly on secondary data such as Medium-Term Budgetary Framework (MTBF), MTDF, Population Welfare Programme’s Federal and Punjab PC-1s, sector review expenditure, service statistics data and Federal Bureau of Statistics published data

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