A global conference on Tax and the SDGs was organized by UNDP and Columbia University from 14-17 November in New York City. The event gathered approximately 400 delegates from more than 50 countries, featuring a diverse array of attendees including several finance ministers, leaders of national tax authorities, high-ranking government officials, experienced tax professionals, campaigners, […]

Bhutan partners with UNDP and UNDESA to build capacities for promoting the presence and leadership of women in public administration at both national and local levels. Officials from the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) and National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) recently came together for a workshop on promoting gender equality in public administration on […]

Raquel Lagunas, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Global Director of GenderEquality, visited Kazakhstan from 16 to 20 October to participate in several strategic events hosted by UNDP and national partners. The mission enabled discussions on gender equality and highlighted priorities with members of parliament, the government and women’s rights organizations on the country’s progress […]

The Ministry of Economy and Finance of Uzbekistan (MoEF) and UNDP organized a three-day capacity building event on the Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions on 23-26 October in Tashkent. The event brought together officers from different departments and divisions of the MoEF in addition to selected officers from other government departments, including the Customs […]

South Africa has made steady progress towards raising the representation of women in senior management service (SMS) which now stands at 45.5%. However, this pace has been slow and drawn out over the years since independence in 1994. There is therefore need to accelerate the pace of gender transformation in the public service to reach […]

Setting an important example and demonstrating true leadership for gender equality, the Mongolian Tax Administration (MTA) has become the first public institution in the country to implement the Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions, in partnership with the National Committee on Gender Equality. This is part of the broader EQUANOMICS initiative, which was officially launched […]

Making progress towards gender equality, as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals, requires systematic and innovative approaches. One such approach is Gender-Responsive Budgeting (GRB) which is a fiscal planning and allocation process that ensures government budgets address and mitigate gender-based disparities and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. GRB has played an important role […]