Injecting gender into the Penang Agenda

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Budgeting just got so much more progressive.

Budgeting isn’t strictly about dollars and cents. Gender, for example, plays a role, too. But what exactly is gender responsive budgeting, and how is it different from normal budgeting? In order to get a better understanding of Gender Responsive and Participatory Budgeting (GRPB) and what it looks like in the Penang context, I speak to GRPB project manager Henry Loh and PWDC Communications and Advocacy officer Sharon W.H. Ling.

“GRPB is an attempt to provide an avenue for the people to express their needs and priorities before plans, programmes and decisions are made as to how the limited available resources are to be allocated,” explains Loh.


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