Monica Costa

Dr Monica Costa is gender and development researcher with a particular focus on the application of Gender Responsive Budgeting. She has published widely in leading journals and has worked on gender issues in Portugal, Timor Leste, Solomon Islands, and Indonesia. She has worked with a range of partners including the Australian aid program, UN agencies, and International NGOs. In 2008 she was an adviser to the Timor Leste Secretary of State for the Promotion of Equality, and from 2009-11 she convened an ANU Women in Politics course with participants from across Asia-Pacific region.


  • Gender Budgeting in Fragile States, 08 Sep 2017
  • Gender Responsive Budgeting at the OECD, 03 Aug 2016