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Gender impact assessment in Korea : Current situation and challenges

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Frame of Image ndment of the Basic Act on Women’s Development in 2002 in Korea. The Ministry of Gender Equality conducted a pilot project of GIA system on ten programs in n i n e government authorities in 2004 and extended to evaluate 1,524 programs in 294 a u t h o r i t i e s in 2008. Especially, the local g o v e r n m e n t s have led the increase in the n u m b e r of participating authorities and assessed the programs by GIA. In 2008, all of 16 local governments and 232 lower level local governments out of 234 (99%) conducted GIA. The main reason for the rapid spread of GIA is that the Ministry of Public Administration a n d Security has included GIA in the e v a l u a t i o n of the performance by local g o v e r n m e n t s . The Evaluation form of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security h a s a section evaluating the number of programs assessed by GIA and the training hours for the officials in charge of it. Because its objective is to realize gender equality in all the government policies, GIA does not assess the gender specific policies only for women,
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but the general policies and programs with g e n d e r perspectives. The interest in the o u t c o m e and achievements of GIA rose following the recent increase in the number of p a r t i c i p a t i n g authorities and programs evaluated by GIA. This paper is to examine the s i t u a t i o n of implementing GIA and its achievements and to make several suggestions to effectively implement the system.
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Title Gender impact assessment in Korea
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Current situation and challenges

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Kim, Kyunghee

Publisher

[Seoul]:KWDI

Date 2008
Journal Title; Vol./Issue GSPR:vol. 1
Pages 5
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Gender
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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