UNDP Global Dialogue on Public Finance and Tax for Gender Equality
Achieving gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 requires substantive reforms in current economic structures. Taxation and fiscal policies can perpetuate inequalities and reinforce gender norms, but they can also play a crucial role in shaping gender equality and power dynamics. An increasing number of countries are working to better understand the relationship between the SDGs, gender equality, tax and fiscal policies, and to conduct structural reforms towards gender-equal economies.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is providing support to member countries to achieve these common objectives within its flagship EQUANOMICS: Fiscal Policies work for gender equality and the Tax for SDGs Initiative.
It is in this context that UNDP is organizing the first Global Dialogue on Public Finance and Tax for Gender Equality, bringing together more than 150 representatives from Ministries of Finance and Tax Authorities, civil society, academia, UNDP staff, thought leaders and partners from around 40 countries across the world.
The Global Dialogue will discuss how fiscal planning can contribute to building more equitable societies, while bringing evidence on how gender equality in turn helps leverage tax revenue.
The main objectives of the Global Dialogue are:
- Generate a shared understanding on the interlinkages between public finance, tax and gender equality and the SDGs, featuring expert perspectives, research evidence and case studies.
- Exchange experience on institutional and policy reforms required to implement tax and fiscal policies that support gender equality and expand domestic resource mobilization.
- Identify concrete actions to initiate policy and institutional reforms in participant countries.