GMO kicked off GBS

On Monday 20th March 2023, the Gender Monitoring Office kicked off the audit of the Gender Budget Statements. The activity started in the Southern Province's Kamonyi, Ruhango and Nyanza districts. This year's GBS audit is expected to be conducted in 14 selected districts, the City of Kigali and four Ministries.

The objective of the Gender Budget Statement audit is to assess the transformational impact of Gender budget statements (GBS) from the financial year 2019/20220 to 2021/2022 and their contribution towards achieving NSTI targets and aspirations. In addition, this audit will monitor the 2022-2023 GBS implementation progress and the quality and relevance of the 2023-2024 GBS plans on the lives of men and women.

The selected budget agencies are the City of Kigali, Nyagatare and Rwamagana districts (Eastern Province) Gakenke and Rulindo (Northern Province) as well as Rusizi and Rubavu districts (Western Province) because they consistently implemented interventions under the selected 5 sectors namely Energy, Water and Sanitation, Education, Health and Agriculture for the three consecutive years 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. Ministries of Infrastructure, Education, Agriculture and Animal Resources and Health have been selected.

The audit is being conducted in collaboration with Trocaire and the Rwanda Civil Society Platform.