26-28 July \| Rwanda

Global High Level Meeting


The Government of Rwanda, European Union and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) are pleased to announce the global high level meeting on Increasing Accountability and Development Effectiveness through Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting to be held in Kigali from 26-28 July 2011.


This meeting brings together representatives from ministries of finance, sector ministries, multilateral organizations, bilateral donors, civil society organizations, and expert academics from thirty countries worldwide to join efforts for accelerated action on gender responsive budgeting (GRB).


Taking place ten years after the 2001 High Level International Conference Strengthening Economic and Financial Governance through Gender Responsive Budgeting, this global high level meeting provides an opportunity to mobilize collective and ambitious action on strengthening gender equality outcomes in development cooperation and national level planning and budgeting. The meeting will:


  • Provide a platform for policy dialogue on financing for gender equality in the context of global development and aid effectiveness frameworks and reform and multiple crises;


  • Provide an opportunity to reflect on experiences from national governments, donors, and civil society with regard to gender responsive planning and budgeting, and mainstreaming gender in aid management instruments; and


  • Offer concrete and tangible recommendations for institutionalizing GRB in national systems and enhancing political ownership at country level.

A key output of the global high level meeting will be a communiqué that articulates policy recommendations based on shared good practices and challenges that will contribute to the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) in Busan, Korea in November 2011.

Please refer to the Aide Memoire for more details.

This project is funded by the European Union.