Sweden supports reforms in Ukraine under the Results Strategy for Sweden’s Reform Cooperation with Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Turkey 2014-2020, which will apply until the end of 2021 by the Swedish government decision. Gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) is an approach to budgeting which places the needs of different groups, women and men, girls and boys, at the center of decision making. Gender budgeting has been internationally recognized as a tool by which we can ensure that real needs of people are recognized and addressed through budget policies. Gender budgeting also makes sure that political commitments to gender equality translate into reality. Sweden supported Niras for the implementation of the project “Gender Budgeting in Ukraine” Project (2013-2020). Apart from the project supported by Sweden, other donors have also been working with the gender budgeting in Ukraine. In 2018, UN Women, GRB in Ukraine project and NDI signed a letter of cooperation in order to work together and achieve sustainable results in GRB implementation in Ukraine. 

Nordic Consulting Group - Sweden will implement this assignment by providing the Embassy and its partners with an input to upcoming discussions concerning the preparation of a continued support to gender budgeting reform in Ukraine as well as strategic programming by the Embassy during Sweden´s next strategy for reform cooperation with Eastern Europe 2021-2027.