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The Academy launch series of budgeting animations

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 24th April 2019

Three short videos have been produced to explain and explore budgeting around the themes of gender, participatory and human rights.

The Health and Social Care Academy has launched a new series of videos to explain different and complementary models of budgeting. These follow from a masterclass event held earlier this year, which featured speakers on human rights budgeting, gender budgeting and participatory budgeting.

The videos, produced in partnership with stakeholders, examine these three styles of budgeting and explore the benefits of more progressive budgeting.

Budgeting is a blue print for government policy priorities and a statement of intent for how resources will be raised, allocated and spent. To achieve full adoption and respect for human rights it is essential that a public budget is developed in a way that is sensitive to human rights standards/norms and the government’s human rights obligations. The realisation of this is explored in the human rights budgeting video (this link will take you away from our website).

The gender budgeting animation (this link will take you away from our website) challenges the assumption that budgets are gender neutral and examines the allocation of public resources for impact on men and women. This promotes gender equality and empowerment of women through changes to policies, programmes and resource allocation.

Participatory budgeting is a process which involves citizens in deciding how to spend public money. The third video (this link will take you away from our website) considers the impact of participatory budgeting which is motivated by the desire to reallocate public money locally and democratically to serve public needs.

Please watch and share the videos and if you would be interested in partnership working on progressive models of budgeting please get in touch at academy@alliance-scotland.org.uk

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