One of the many impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic has been a notable exacerbation of gender inequality. Women have suffered disproportionally in the labour market, unpaid and informal economies, and for women in other marginalised communities, the impacts have been substantially worse. The economic recovery packages that follow the pandemic must account for these gendered consequences and help redress the disparities that are still widening. This webinar seeks to provide public finance professionals with the tools they need to do just this; ensure economic recovery packages are receptive, responsive and inclusive of gender and to provide an understanding of the differences gender can play in the economy.

This webinar will look at:

  • the impacts of Covid-19 on gender inequality in the economy and society generally
  • te background and justification for gender-responsive budgeting in light of these widening inequalities
  • the underlying conditions required to ensure GRB is effective
  • the entry points of GRB in policy and budget cycles – when and how to include GRB at each stage of the cycle
  • how public finance professionals can play a key role in ensuring GRB is designed, implemented and evaluated effectively.


Rachel Bleetman is a Research and Policy Manager at ACCA, focusing on issues relevant to the public sector globally. She develops and advises on a range of thought leadership initiatives while working to promote important diversity and inclusion goals in public sector finance research and policy.

She previously worked as a health and social policy analyst at The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and in the UK Civil Service – engaging with a range of different policy areas. She studied at McGill University and the London School of Economics, and spent a year working and studying in the Middle East.