The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) Feminist Group shares its findings and demands on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) Indicator 8, through a Position Paper.
Through CPDE, the CPDE Feminist Group participates in the GPEDC Monitoring Framework, where Indicator 8, same as SDG 5.c.1, refers to whether “Countries have transparent systems to track public allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment.”
The inclusion of an indicator on women and gender equality was as a result of intensive international women’s movement struggle over the years to widen development partners’ commitments and accountability on women’s rights and gender equality. The indicator encourages governments to put in place a system to track and make public resource allocations which can then inform policy review, better policy formulation and more effective public financial management.
The CPDE Feminist Group invites women civil society organisations’ (CSOs) participation in monitoring SDG 5.c.1 at the country level to be able to advocate for financing for gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.
In this position paper, CPDE Feminist Group calls for stronger advocacy at the national level for monitoring, addressing challenges and reforming country systems to make commitments to women fully transparent and accountable. By tracking and making public gender equality allocations, governments promote greater transparency, and could result in better accountability.#