India Ranks 87th on the WEF’S Global Gender Gap Report 2016 (Download PDF)

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On the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2016, India was ranked 87th out of 144 countries. In 2015, India has ranked 108th. Report measures gender gap as progress towards parity between men and women in four areas namely:

  • Educational attainment
  • Health and survival
  • Economic opportunity
  • Political empowerment
World Economic Forum’s

World Economic Forum’s

World Economic Forum’s

Overall Global Facts:

  • Global workplace gender gap measured in terms of economic participation and opportunities is getting worse- stands at 59%.
  • Since 2008, it is at the highest level.

Ranking on Global Gender Gap

Table showing the Ranking on Global Gender Gap

Table showing the Ranking on Global Gender Gap

Country

Ranking 2015

Ranking 2016

Iceland

1

1

Finland

3

2

Norway

2

3

Sweden

4

4

Rwanda

6

5

India

108

87

 India Related Facts

  • India has overtaken China (ranked 99th) out of 144 countries and the improvement in India’s ranking is focused largely on education.
  • Closed its gap fully in primary and secondary education.
  • For education attainment, India moved up from 125th rank in 2015 to 113th rank in 2016.
  • Economic participation and opportunity in India has moved up to 136th rank in 2016 from 139th in the year 2015.
  • For health and survival, India made little progress moving up by one place to 142nd rank in 2016 compared to 141st in 2015.
  • Continues to be ranked 9th in case of political empowerment in the world.
  • India’s ranking has progressed in three parameters and remained unchanged in one in this perimeter.

Table showing the Indias profile

Table showing the Indias profile

Table showingthe Indias profile

Table showingthe Indias profile

Parameters

2015

2016

Economic participation & opportunity

136

139

Educational attainment

125

113

Health and survival

143

142

Political empowerment

9

9

  About Global Gender Gap Report

  • Global Gender Gap Report was first published in 2006. This report published by the World Economic Forum.
  • This Index measures gender equality and ranks countries on gender gaps.
  • Examines the four overall areas of inequality between men and women in 130 economies around the world in 2014.
  • In 2016, report covers the 144 countries in the world.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 27, 2016

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