Project profile — Gender Responsive Planning & Budgeting in Indonesia


World Bank
2021-03-18 - 2025-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Indonesia (100.00%)


• Public finance management:
Public finance management (15111) (20.00%)
Budget planning (15117) (20.00%)
Tax policy and administration support (15155) (10.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


This project aims to achieve gender-responsive public financial management that meets the different needs of women and men. The gender gap in Indonesia is significant, despite its remarkable economic growth in recent decades. Indonesia currently ranks 85th out of 149 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index. The COVID-19 pandemic has further amplified these inequalities as the pandemic disproportionately impacts vulnerable people, particularly women and girls. This proposed investment in Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting would reinforce national public financial management programs to better target public spending to reduce gender gaps. This project is part of Phase III of the World Bank’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Public Financial Management that includes the European Union and Switzerland. Project activities include: (1) providing training in budget analysis, including gender-responsive budgeting to relevant government staff; (2) developing tools capable of capturing gender disaggregated information and linking it to monitoring and performance information in Treasury information systems and applications; and (3) conducting a series of diagnostic reports on the Public Expenditure Review of gender-sensitive expenditures that cover both selected sector and/or service delivery. The primary beneficiaries of this project are women and girls in Indonesia (through increased budget allocations for gender equality programs), particularly those who rely on government-provided public service. This project also benefits the Ministry of Finance and other line ministries including the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) Improved gender responsiveness of budget planning for service delivery of of central government; and (2) Improved gender responsiveness of budget execution for service delivery of line ministries.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2021 include: (1) mainstreamed gender equality across all Public Financial Management components (revenue, expenditure, sub-national, digital, external audit); and (2) finalized and published the final report of the 2020 Gender Responsive Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Assessment for Indonesia on the PEFA website—using the PEFA framework.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,000,000
Planned disbursement $640,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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