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Sweden’s Minister for Gender Equality spoke about gender budgeting at OECD meeting

On 9–10 June, Sweden is hosting the annual meeting of OECD Senior Budget Officials, with a focus on current budgeting and policy issues. Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér gave a speech about Sweden’s work on gender budgeting as a tool in the pursuit of feminist policy. Ahead of the meeting, the OECD produced a report on gender budgeting in the member countries which will serve as background material for the discussions at the meeting.

"The design of economic policy and how resources are allocated are crucial factors in a gender-equal society. For Sweden's feminist Government, gender budgeting is an important tool in achieving real change in people's lives," says Sweden's Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér.

The meeting, which is taking place at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, began with an opening address by Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson. This is the annual meeting of the Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO).

Ms Regnér spoke about Sweden's work on gender budgeting in connection with the presentation of the OECD report on the subject.


Joanna Abrahamsson
Press Secretary to Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér
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