Costing & Budgeting

Full-Cycle Implementation of Women, Peace and Security

Costing & Budgeting

No policy can be implemented unless it has a realistic budget dedicated to it. This is why we say – “No Money, No NAP”!

We support governments to develop realistic budgets for their NAPs and allocate sufficient funding for implementation through NAP costing and budgeting workshops, based on a unique methodology we developed. The costing and budgeting workshops facilitated by GNWP serve not only as a participatory budget-development process, but also as a space for national stakeholders to make financial commitments to NAP implementation, or identify potential funding sources and avenues. Ensuring that there is national funding available for the NAP implementation, and that it does not rely entirely on Overseas Development Assistance is critical both for national ownership and for sustainability of the NAP.

At the same time, GNWP is also at the forefront of advocacy to increase the global funding for WPS implementation. GNWP’s research and advocacy efforts led to the establishment of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF; formerly Global Acceleration Instrument) in 2016. The WPHF is a first pooled financing mechanism that breaks the silos between WPS and humanitarian action. 100% of the fund is allocated to civil society groups who work in conflict-affected communities. Moreover, civil society sits on the Board of the WPHF which allows it to influence decision-making and ensure the benefit to civil society.

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GNWP supports governments to properly cost their NAPs and develop budgets for their implementation. To ensure that more governments, civil society and other stakeholders are able to cost and budget for their NAPs, GNWP developed a Costing and Budgeting Manual – “No Money, No NAP”, which provides answers and step-by-step guidance on the crucial question of how to integrate funding for NAPs in national budgets. GNWP has trained and built the capacities of national and local NAP stakeholders to estimate the costs of NAP implementation, create a budget, and identify finding sources in Georgia, Jordan, Lebanon, and Nepal.

Read more on our manual here.