Gender responsiveness in public financial management in Norway An assessment using the gender supplementary PEFA framework
The report assesses the gender responsiveness of the public financial management (PFM) in Norway. This is carried out by using a new gender PFM assessment framework (PEFA supplementary framework for assessing gender responsive public financial management (GRPFM)). A test version of this gender framework has been piloted in Ukraine, Indonesia, Tonga and several Caribbean countries. For the first time, the framework has been tried out in a high-income developed country like Norway. Using the PEFA gender framework, Norway scores reasonably well on including gender information in the government’s budget proposal and in annual reports (two out of nine indicators). However, Norway receives low gender scores in other aspects of the state budgeting and management of public finance. The report discusses why Norway is among the highest ranked in different gender equality indexes, but scores low in several aspects of the PFM area using the PEFA gender assessment framework.