While still struggling to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) face unprecedented challenges with limited fiscal space. Finding the right expenditure strategy is more important than ever. In this scenario, advancing gender equality offers significant opportunity, with the potential to both address growing gender … [Read more...] about Gender Budgeting: What is it and Why it is Important for Gender Equality and Economic Growth
Leslie Harper has over 20 years of experience as an international development professional working on Latin America and the Caribbean and is an expert in public procurement reform and modernization. She joined the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in 1999, and currently serves as coordinator for the topic of public procurement for the Institutions for Development Department. She oversees programs in the 26 IDB member countries including portfolio and knowledge management. She is the Gender and Diversity Focal Point for the Fiscal Management Division where she is responsible for portfolio monitoring and mainstreaming of gender and diversity in fiscal projects. She has been the lead on high profile events and knowledge products to promote cutting edge trends in the topic.