Gender equality

Tracking Gender Equality Commitments in the East African Community
This book is the result of a joint initiative of SID and EASSI (Eastern African Sub Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women) which aimed at developing a regional monitoring and evaluation mechanism for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to ensure that the East African Community is accountable for the gender related committments entered into. The initiative emanated from a project undertaken by EASSI entitled 'Towards an East African Declaration on Gender Equality (EADGE)' which embarked on the developmet of a Gender Protocol for the region and a campaign for its adoption by EAC's partner states. 2013.
Equity and Gender Concerns in Devolved Funds Management Book
This Publication reviews the gender commitments in Kenya under the new constitution and compares how gender was mainstreamed in the management of devolved funds in Kenya. Comparison is made between two major funds namely Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and Local Authority Transfer Fund (LATF). The study seeks to analyze and review: the formation and composition of previous devolved funds; the impact of these funds in terms of mitigating inequities and inequalities in Kenyan society; the extent to which the benefits of the funds have been shared by communities, as well the potential revenue for the counties. The study also reviews the counties performance with regards to revenue generation and use of the local authority funds. 2012.
Gender Responsive Budget
The key findings of a SID study on the gender responsive budgeting process and its application to the Kenya’s planning process are presented in three different publications: 1) A Booklet: reviewing some gender responsive initiatives in Kenya and spelling out the key requirements for the successful gender mainstreaming of budgets in Kenya. This publication presents some of the success stories from around the globe, which can be useful ‘take-aways’ especially for policy makers and policy implementation institutions working in the realm of gender mainstreaming in Kenya. 2) A Training Manual: providing a step by step guide for technical officers as well as for civil society organizations intereseted in building capacity of civic leaders who will be involved in preparing budgets and managing finances within the new constitutioanl dispensation. A wide range of tools are presented that can be used to audit national and sectoral policy statements for gender responsiveness. Further Kenyan gains, in the quest to transform the public financial management system through gender mainstreaming, are reported here. 3) A Policy Brief: providing policy recommendations for mainstreaming gender in the planning and budgeting processes in Kenya. 2012.
Kenya Vison 2030: An audit from an income and gender inequalities perspective
The report is attempt to audit Kenya’s Vision 2030 from both an income inequalities and a gender inequalities perspective, and to assess the ability of the Vision to respond to both of these persistent development challenges. The publication is intended to help build understandings of government actors engaged in development planning and resource allocation, as well as their partners in civil society and the private sector, on the impacts of inequalities on development performance generally and specifically. 2010.
Gender Budgeting and CDF - A Gender Benefit Incidence Analysis of Four Constituencies
This report is a first attempt at a Gender Benefit Incidence Analysis of devolved funds. Undertaken in four constituencies, it assesses the gendered outcomes of development investment choices made under Kenya’s Constituencies Development Fund and link these with the efficiency and effectiveness of females (as the more disadvantaged gender) in development efforts. It focuses mainly on investments in health and education sectors. 2007.