Gender responsive budgeting for breastfeeding

Crawford School of Public Policy | Tax and Transfer Policy Institute
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Event details


Date & time

Monday 11 September 2017 to Tuesday 12 September 2017


Lennox Room, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Rhonda Sharp, University of South Australia; Julie Smith, ANU; Shoba Suri, International Baby Food Action Network India; Alessandro Iellamo, Philippines, plus many more.


Diane Paul
02 61259318

The first Asia-Pacific regional workshop on ‘Gender Responsive Budgeting for Breastfeeding’ will be hosted by the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute and School of Regulation and Global Governance on 11 and 12 September 2017. The two day regional workshop aims to support efforts to improve breastfeeding policies and its funding in national budgets.

Experts in breastfeeding, health and fiscal policy will draw on their experience from India, Philippines, Korea and Australia to introduce key concepts of gender-responsive budgeting (GRB), economics of breastfeeding, and important new global tools for evaluating national breastfeeding policies and their funding.

Global progress in improving infant and young child feeding practices is hindered by lack of funding in support of national breastfeeding policies, and there are renewed calls at the international level to address funding gaps. The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) tracks country progress in implementing the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy on Infant and Young Child Feeding, and is supported by a costing tool launched in 2013 to help advocacy and budgeting at the national level. Gender- Responsive Budgeting (GRB) strategies to link gender equality commitments and economic and fiscal policy could enhance these efforts. Some thirty countries across the Asia-Pacific region have adopted elements of GRB.

Join us to learn about the potential of these strategies and tools, and the synergies between them, to improve gender equality and health and economic outcomes for children, women and men.

This workshop will be held at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University and is supported by the College of Asia and the Pacific, the Gender Institute and the Australian Research Council.

NOTE: Registration for the workshop is limited.

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