Gender Gap Index

  • 13 Jun 2024

India has dropped two places to rank 129th out of 146 nations in the World Economic Forum's 18thb Global Gender Gap index, as per the data released on June 12th, 2024.

Key Points

  • Initiated in 2006, the Global Gender Gap Index annually benchmarks the current state and progress of gender parity across four key dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment.
  • The Index measures scores on a 0-100 scale and scores can be interpreted as the distance covered towards parity (i.e. the percentage of the gender gap that has been closed).
  • Iceland (93.5%) is again ranked 1st and has been leading the index for a decade and a half. It also continues to be the only economy to have closed over 90% of its gender gap.
  • Within South Asia, India was ranked fifth after Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, while Pakistan was ranked last.
  • Globally, Sudan was ranked last on the index of 146 countries, while Pakistan slipped three places to 145th.