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International eConference

“Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and Gender Equity: Reality or a Pipe Dream: Global Perspectives”

@ 9 September 2022

Government budgets are annual financial plans that are tabled before the start of a fiscal year and are in addition to being political statements, have macroeconomic ramifications.  In addition, budgets in the past have also had differential impacts on men and women thus contributing to gender inequities.

Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) is a strategy that has gender equity as its ultimate goal and is aimed at ensuring that planning, budgeting and auditing activities of government contribute to gender equality. GRB not only promotes accountability and transparency in fiscal planning but also increases gender responsive participation in the budget process and attempts to advance the gender equity agenda.

GRB resonates well with SDG Goal 5 of achieving gender equality which has as its target the adoption and strengthening of policies and legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels. One indicator of this SDG is the proportion of countries with systems to track and make public allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

GRB has tremendous potential in ensuring gender balance in polices, organisations and society and improving gender equality of opportunities and resources. However the full potential of GRB has not been achieved and gender inequalities continue to be perpetuated by government budgets. GRB continues to face challenges in terms of the availability of technical capacities and data, limited buy in and support from various stakeholders, the lack of clear multi-dimensional budgetary impact analysis and evaluation frameworks that feed directly into policy and budget cycles.

  • To examine the ways in which GRB can play a role in redressing current gender-related inequalities.
  • To investigate the consequences and effects of GRB at the individual, organizational, societal, or economic level.
  • To explore the role of various stakeholders in mobilizing government resources to achieve the implementation of GRB.
  • To evaluate the efficacy of existing GRB tools.
  • To showcase a variety of GRB experiences, challenges hampering the adoption and implementation of GRB and relevant lessons for policy and practice.
  • To highlight the critical role of GRB in addressing gender inequalities arising from the post COVID 19 Pandemic policy responses.
  • Technical and Accounting Dimensions of GRB
  • Country Experiences in Implementing GRB
  • Evaluation of Tools for GRB
  • Role of Stakeholders (Government, CSOs and Politicians) in ensuring success of GRB

We invite academicians, researchers, policy makers and practitioners to submit research papers linked to the tracks of the eConference.

Abstract Due Date: Until – 15 August 2022

Full Paper Due Date: Until – 31 August 2022

Early Bird Registration: By 15 August, 2022

Registration Closes: 31 August 2022

Send your abstract and full paper at

Standard template for the PPT for the oral presentation will be send upon completion of the registration and there will be 20 minutes allocated for each presenter with Q&A session.

  • Abstract: Maximum 250-300 words with 4 Key Words.
  • Title of Paper should be in 12 Points and Bold in Times New Roman
  • Headings: 12 Points
  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Author Name and Affiliation should be in 10 Points and Bold
  • Text of the Manuscript: 11 Points
  • Page Margins should be as follows – Top Margin 1.2 inches, Bottom Margin 0.6-inch, Left Margin 0.8-inch, Right Margin 0.6 inch
  • References must be present. Papers without references will not be reviewed. Please use APA Referencing Style.
  • Length of full paper is limited to 10 Pages. There can be a Maximum of four Authors per paper.





9 September 2022


Technical and Accounting Dimensions of GRB

2.00  pm – 3.00 pm

9 September 2022


Country Experiences in Implementing GRB

3.05  pm – 4.05 pm

9 September 2022


Evaluation of Tools for GRB

4.10  pm –  5.10 pm

9 September 2022


Role of Stakeholders (Government, CSOs and Politicians) in ensuring success of GRB

5.15  pm – 6.15 pm

 *Malaysian Standard Time

  1. Paper Presenter (Early Bird US$45 (RM 180) Normal US$60 (RM240).
  2. FREE Registration for Key Note Speaker and Attendees

Bank Account Details

Bank Account Number


Bank Name

Public Bank

Account Holder

Binary University Sdn Bhd

Swift Code


Bank Branch

Puchong Jaya

Bank Address

10, Jalan Kenari Satu, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Selangor, Malaysia

All the paper presenters, participants, key note speaker and strategic partners will be provided with Digital Certificate from The Centre for Women Leadership at Binary University.

The Centre for Women Leadership (CWL) at Binary University is organizing the International e Conference entitled “Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and Gender Equity: Reality or a Pipe Dream: Global Perspectives” in collaboration with ENGENDER Consultancy, a social enterprise committed towards advancing the empowerment of women and gender equality

All the full papers submitted in this International e Conference will be published in a e Conference Proceedings from Binary University and with further scope to publish* these papers in Scopus and ERA indexed journals.

 *Terms and Conditions Apply