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Gender Analysis of Education Budget and Budgeting Process
By: SDPI
Partner: Plan International
Duration: 25 May 2018 to 20 Sep 2018
Team Members: Rabia Manzoor, Rabia Tabassum, Waleed Ikram, Vaqar Ahmed, Junaid Zahid and Saleem Munir
Project Brief/Concept:
This study provides a gender analysis of public sector budgets in education sector. An in-depth analysis of pre-primary to secondary level education budgetary allocations and spending at federal and provincial (Punjab and Sindh) level for the period of 2016-18 has been conducted through a gender lens. We also analyze the budget making processes in Islamabad, Punjab and Sindh provinces with the aim to provide recommendations for gender-responsive allocation and spending. This study broadly analyzes the budget making processes at the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, and provincial departments of education in the Punjab and Sindh to see the outcome of gender responsive budgeting and allocation of gender-based funds.
Besides, the study covers the following objectives: 
  • Gender disaggregated analysis of education statistics in federal capital, Punjab and Sindh for gender specific need assessment in education sector
  • Assessment as to whether education budget allocations are adequate for the school level requirements  through Gender disaggregated analysis of education sector budgets at pre-primary and secondary level
  • Gap analysis of budget-making process and education policy in context of gender responsiveness
  • Devise advocacy messages and policy recommendations for further policy outreach and advocacy to gain gender parity in education sector
Key Activities:
  • Desk Review and Data Extraction
  • Data Analysis (data on education indicators and education budget)
  • Key Informant Interviews (KIIs)
  • Stakeholder Consultations