Gender Budgeting in Portugal

The Gender Budgeting research project focuses on evaluating Portuguese Gender Budgeting practices and analysing state budget policies from a gender perspective. Its main objectives include producing a research report, a toolkit, and a policy paper in both English and Portuguese versions.

The research report provides an in-depth analysis of gender budgeting tracing its evolution from its introduction by the European Commission to its first implementation in Portugal in 2010. It delves into the Portuguese institutional and political framework examining relevant state laws, and highlights the significance of institutions like the Commission for Gender Equality (CIG) and the Women’s Rights Platform (PpDM) in guiding and monitoring this initiative. Moreover, the report extensively employs gender-disaggregated data to statistically analyse gender inequalities in Portugal across various domains such as Time, Power, Health, Work, Domestic Violence, and Income. It also includes an OECD classification of Portuguese Gender Budgeting and offers detailed recommendations for enhancing gender budgeting in Portugal based on international best practices, outlining actionable steps for relevant Portuguese entities.

The toolkit aims to enhance Portuguese Gender Budgeting by posing a series of questions that evaluate current practices in Portugal. These questions aim to identify existing strengths and areas for improvement while drawing insights from successful international examples that Portugal can adopt.

The policy paper synthesises the key research findings from the main report in a concise and accessible manner, catering to the general public. It presents the main conclusions and insights in a way that is easy to understand and interpret.


Lina Coelho


Paulo Trigo Pereira

Research Fellow

Joana Garrido Amorim

research assistant

Gonçalo Fragoso