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
Sophie Brown, a UK national, is a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), UNDP and World Bank. Passionate about improving the quality of public spending, she has 20 years experience working on public finance. She has worked on face-to-face and online courses and training events for the PEFA Secretariat, World Bank, and IMF. She currently supports the gender workstream and Guyana program in the Fiscal Management Division at the IDB. She also acted as a peer reviewer for the IDB book Public Procurement in the Caribbean: Key Factors Towards Modernization (forthcoming). Recently Ms. Brown has worked on climate assessments for the World Bank and CABRI, including the work program on gender and climate. She has undergraduate degrees in resource economics, and French language and political science, and a Master's degree in commerce and economics specializing in macroeconomics. She is currently completing a Master's in competition law and a graduate degree in data analytics.