Jointly organized by the World Bank, the University of Ottawa,
and the Global Network of Parliamentary Budget Offices (GN-PBO)
Economist Armine Yalnizyan will provide the big picture on gender budgeting: why we're talking about it; why it's so hard to do; why it's so important to do; and how to do more than just talk about it. She will touch briefly on the methodological, data, fiscal and political issues that make gender budgeting reforms so difficult to put into practice; and the global context of slowing growth that makes this initiative of rising importance to governments in both the developed and developing nations.
Helmut Berger and Kristina Fuchs will report on the Austrian experiences with gender budgeting and impact assessment from the perspective of the Austrian Parliamentary Budget Office. Helmut will briefly introduce the Austrian approach towards gender budgeting and outline the practices of gender budgeting in the annual budget process and Kristina will comment on practices in regulatory impact assessments. They will present examples of parliamentary debates on gender budgeting and discuss challenges ahead.
Armine Yalnizyan is a leading voice in Canada's economic scene. She helped define the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Inequality Project from 2006 to 2017. Armine provides business commentary weekly on CBC Radio's Metro Morning, the most popular radio show in the Greater Toronto Area; and appears nationally every Wednesday on The Big Picture panel, featured on CBC TV's premier business show, On The Money. Armine is also Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Business Economics.
Helmut Berger is Head of the Austrian Parliamentary Budget Office since mid-2012. Previously Mr. Berger was Director at the Austrian Court of Audit and responsible for audits of the Federal Administration and established Know-how centers for Administration Reform and Internal Control Systems. In this function he was very active in working groups of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and member of several international Audit and Peer Review teams. Helmut studied Law and Economics in Vienna.
Kristina Fuchs has been working for the Austrian Parliamentary Budget Office since January 2013 and was appointed Deputy Head in December 2015. Before that she was working for the Directorate General for Budget and Public Finance in the Ministry of Finance and has work experience in budgetary and fiscal policy affairs and regulatory impact assessment. Kristina studied Business Administration and Public Policy in Vienna and New York.
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