Money Matters: Female Parliamentarians and Domestic Financing for an Equal Post-2015 Agenda

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Time and location: 13 July, 15:30-18:00, Elilly Hotel.
Participants: Female Parliamentarians

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP), in partnership with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), has the pleasure of inviting female parliamentarians from all over the world to join this interactive side-session focusing on gender, domestic resource mobilisation and democratic governance.

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development, organised by the United Nations in Addis Ababa in July 2015, provides a unique opportunity to highlight the importance of domestic resource mobilisation. Taxation is already the biggest source of public finance in developing countries and raises up to ten times more revenues than traditional aid. As gatekeepers of national budgets, Parliamentarians play a key role in creating a transformative financing agenda for the SDGs.

In dialogue with female MPs, this side-session will give special attention to the role domestic resource mobilisation plays in achieving key goals such as gender equality and women’s empowerment. The session will also include a briefing on the emerging Post-2015 Financing for Development consensus and the draft SDGs. This side-session will also feature an interactive Q&A section that will serve as a basis for a toolkit that aims to guide female Parliamentarians in their work on resource mobilisation in their national contexts.

If you are interested in joining this session, please send an email to