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77 pct of OIC countries fall below the global average in gender equality

Salaam Gateway | 05 September, 2016 Download |  Print

How do Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries rank on the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Gender Inequality Index (GII) 2015? 

47 of 57 OIC countries were ranked on the UNDP GII 2015 and 11 scored above the world ex-OIC average. 

A substantial 77 percent of ranked OIC countries fall below the global average score of 0.32, where 0 is full gender equity and 1 is most unequal. 

Libya, Malaysia and Albania are the top three OIC countries on the index.

The bottom six on the GII 2015 are all OIC member states: #150 Mali (0.677), #151 Cote d'Ivoire (0.679), #152 Afghanistan (0.693), #153 Chad (0.706), #154 Niger (0.713) and #155 Yemen (0.744). 

Globally, Slovenia leads with a score of 0.016, followed by Switzerland with 0.028, and Germany with 0.041. 

ABOUT THE GII

The GII measures gender gaps in major areas of human development: health, political representation, participation in the labor market, and education.

The index forms part of the UNDP's Human Development Index that aims to expose the differences in the distribution of achievements between women and men. 

The UNDP GII 2015 is available from this link

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77 pct of OIC countries fall below the global average in gender equality

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