Title Description Institution Country Level Topics
Gender responsive budgeting

Gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) is government planning, programming and budgeting that contributes to the advancement of gender equality and the fulfilment of women's rights. It entails identifying and reflecting needed interventions to address gender gaps in sector and local government policies, plans and budgets. GRB also aims to analyze the gender-differentiated impact of revenue-raising policies and the allocation of domestic resources and Official Development Assistance.

United Nations Development Fund for Women International International Funding
Budgeting for Women’s Rights: Monitoring Government Budgets for Compliance with CEDAW



This report provides a framework for applying a rights-approach to budgets from a gender perspective that defines the requirements of good budget performance in the planning, formulation and execution stages. It also details the elements that require a critical assessment of budget policy making processes, the appropriateness of budget allocations, and the standard principles for non-discriminatory economic and budgets policies.

United Nations Development Fund for Women International International Funding
United Nations Treaty Collection

Provides information regarding the status of all the Treaties relating to Human Rights that have been adopted by the United Nations.

United Nations International International, National Legal frameworks
Budget Analysis to Advance the Right to Food: “Many a slip…”

This handbook highlights the vital role of the budget in order to implement sufficient policies to ensure the right to food for everybody.

United Nations - Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) International International Funding
Economic Costs of Roma Social Exclusion

Identifying problems connected to Roma exclusion and provides information and data such as population estimates and fiscal losses deriving from this phenomenon

World Bank International International Leadership, Convincing the public
Urban Policies and the Right to the City: Rights, Responsibilities and Citizenship

The UNESCO UN-HABITAT project on Urban Policies and the Right to the City: Rights, responsibilities and citizenship was launched at UNESCO Headquarters in March 2005. The project seeks to forge consensus amongst key actors, in particular local authorities, on public policy and legislation that combines urban development with social equity and justice.

UNESCO International International Coordination
European Coalition of Cities Against Racism


This network serves as a tool for decision support for cities and municipal authorities in their daily struggle against racism. Their work includes establishing a system of data collection and developing appropriate indicators.

UNESCO – European Coalition of Cities Against Racism International International Getting expert advice
International Permanent Secretariat Human Rights and Local Governments (Nantes)

Fostering an approach of sustainable development based on Human Rights and strengthened democratic governance.

UNESCO patronage International International Coordination
Child Friendly City Initiative (CFCI)

This Initiative aims to guide cities and other systems of local governance in the inclusion of children’s rights as a key component of their goals, policies, programmes and structures.

UNICEF International International Coordination
Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessment: the Guide

A tool to be used in the assessment of the Council’s policies and functions from the Human Rights perspective.

Aberdeen City Council United Kingdom National Identifying issues, Monitoring and evaluation, Planning