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
Scherie Nicol leads the Public Management and Budgeting Division’s workstream gender budgeting. As part of this, she manages the OECD Network on Gender Budgeting. She also works across other public financial management topics including parliamentary oversight and performance budgeting. She has a Master´s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Strathclyde and started her career as an economist for the economic development agency for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. She moved to the Scottish Parliament in 2008. In this role she has helped set up the Financial Scrutiny Unit and worked on the devolution of increased fiscal powers to Scotland.