Wellbeing gender budgeting to localize the UN SDGs: examples from Turkey

Günlük-Şenesen G. G.

PUBLIC MONEY & MANAGEMENT, vol.41, no.7, pp.554-560, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09540962.2021.1965402
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Periodicals Index Online, ABI/INFORM, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Political Science Complete, Public Administration Abstracts, Public Affairs Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.554-560


The wellbeing approach to gender budgeting enables accounting for quality of life in terms of
accessibility. Social inclusion of vulnerable groups, especially women, is the main concern of the
UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and its achievement is conditional upon related local
government policy because local governments are the closest to citizens. Focusing on localization
of the SDG 5 and SDG 11 and on two capabilities (mobility and safety), this article proposes a
framework of wellbeing gender budgeting and illustrates it with matrices for 2016–2019 for three
cities at different stages of development in Turkey. The article discusses the need for policy
consistency and data availability, and the funding requirements necessary for achieving SDGs in developing countries.