This research project will examine the progress of the Gender Responsive Budgeting framework and approaches in South Korea.
This research project examines the effectiveness of legislative approaches to gender responsive budgeting (GRB) in South Korea. To date, GRB has been undertaken as a gender mainstreaming strategy by more than 90 countries around the world. In 2006 the South Korean government included GRB implementation components into the national Financial Act. As a result, government agencies are now required to submit gender budget statements to the National Assembly. This research project will examine the progress of the GRB framework and approaches in South Korea. It will also examine how the difference in GRB approaches influence the progress of gender equality and empowerment of women. This question will be very important to ensure the integration of a gender perspective into governments’ policy and budgeting. The findings from this research project will yield a greater understanding of GRB and how it can be most successfully applied.
Chief investigator: Reina Ichii
Project sponsor: Academy of Korean Studies