Gender Budgeting

What does it take to make the public budget gender-responsive? A new project on gender budgeting funded by the Anniversary Fund of the OeNB aims to explore this.

The budget of a public administration (i. e. federal government, federal state government, local government) shows how it is financed, what tasks it fulfils and what financial resources are necessary to realise them. The decisions regarding the generation and use of public money have different effects on different population groups, such as women and men. Gender budgeting attempts to show these effects and to take them into account in budget decisions. Since 2009, the federal constitution requires all governmental levels (central, states ‘Laender’, and local) to pursue equality of women and men in their budgeting systems. This gained attention worldwide, but what have the ‘Laender’ and local governments been doing since then to achieve this goal? And what effects do the various interventions have? Birgit Moser-Plautz, post-doctoral assistant at the Department of Public, Nonprofit & Health Care Management, investigates this question in a project funded by the Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank.

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The “Europa-Preis” of the Federal State of Carinthia goes to Birgit Moser-Plautz

Mrs. Moser-Plautz completed her doctoral thesis with distinction at the AAU in 2019. Now she also convinced a four-member jury of the “Europa-Preis” of the Federal State of Carinthia with her thesis titled “Public Budgeting Reform – Increasing flexibility & strengthening control at central government level”. She received the prize, endowed with 1,500 euros, for her academic work on November 20th, 2020. The award ceremony will take place in 2021.

Congratulations for this achievement from the whole department!

Our Institute has a new predoc scientist

Cornelia Klein joined our team on August 3rd, 2020. She finished her bachelor’s and master’s degree in “Business Administration – General Management” with a strong specialization in “Public Management” at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt. Her main interest of study is the impact measurement in public and non-profit organizations, where she especially focuses on Social Return Analysis. Our department welcomes her as our new predoc scientist.