The Global Gender Gap Report 2010

Authored by: Ricardo Hausmann, Laura D. Tyson, and Saadia Zahidi

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Participation, Human Development, Political Transitions
Region: No Region
Year: 2010
Citation: Hausmann, Ricardo, Laura D. Tyson, and Saadia Zahidi. The Global Gender Gap Report 2010. Geneva: World Economic Forum, 2010.

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Executive Summary

The Global Gender Gap Index, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education, and health based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups, and over time. The rankings are designed to create greater awareness among a global audience of the challenges posed by gender gaps and the opportunities created by reducing them. The methodology and quantitative analysis behind the rankings are intended to serve as a basis for designing effective measures for reducing gender gaps