Gender Budgeting


Gender Budgeting (KFS or “kynjuð fjárhags- og starfsáætlun” in Icelandic) is a tool used to promote gender equality and more effective use of funds.


Residents are the foundation of all of Reykjavík City's activities. To ensure that the City's services meet the different needs of residents and promote their equal opportunities, it is important to analyze the impact of public funding and procedures on residents. The goal of implementing Gender Budgeting (KFS) at the City of Reykjavík is to integrate the City's Human Rights Policy and Financial Policy. The aim is to ensure equitable distribution of funds and quality services that take into account the different needs of residents.

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Here you can find information on how the City of Reykjavík has implemented Gender Budgeting.


Tool Kit on gender and equality perspectives in environment and climate issues

The Tool Kit is the result of research that received funding from the Student Innovation Fund in 2022 and was prepared in collaboration with the Reykjavík City Office of Human Rights & Democracy, Reykjavík City Department of Environment & Planning, and the Gender Studies program at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Iceland. The project involved identifying the main gender and equality perspectives that should be considered in the development of Reykjavík City towards carbon neutrality. The Tool Kit is hoped to be useful to other municipalities, authorities, and institutions as they work towards a just transition in environmental and climate issues.

Illustration of a house shaped like a flowerpot with a woman watering plants on the roof


For further information, please contact the Project Manager for Gender Budgeting, Sigríður Finnbogadóttir.