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The Global Gender Gap Report 2018

10.01.2019 / Created by (EMWF)

The report The Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks 149 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment. In addition, this year’s edition studies skills gender gaps related to Artificial Intelligence (AI).

According to the report, the Global Gender Gap score stands at 68%.12. This means that, on average, there is still a 32% gap to close. It also explains that the gap is the widest when it comes to Political Empowerment, but it also remains large in the Economic Participation and Opportunity, as globally, just 58% of this gap has been closed, with minimal progress since last year. Nineteen countries— predominantly from the Middle East and North Africa region—have yet to close over 50% of their gap, 94 countries have yet to close 30% gap or more, and just 14 countries are above the 80% milestone.

On the contrary, the Educational Attainment gender gap is significantly smaller. On average, only 5% of the gap remains to be closed. When it comes to Health and Survival, the global gender gap is the smallest: 4% on average. While no country has yet achieved full parity, 74 countries have already closed 98% of their gap, and all 149 countries have closed at least 90% of their gap.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : World Economic Forum
  • Publishing house : World Economic Forum
  • Publication date : 2018
  • Number of pages : 355
  • Language : English


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Yaich Elarbi
Association Karama of Arab Family (AKFA)
University Hassan II Casablanca
Egyptian Feminist Union – EFU
Fédération de la Ligue Démocratique des Droits des Femmes (FLDDF) de Ouarzazate
Roles for Social Change Association (ADWAR)
Women's aspirations Association
Actions in the Mediterranean - AIM
The committee of vigilance for democracy in Tunisia (CDVT)
Women in Morocco
Apid Imprenditorialità Donna
Center of Women'  s Studies and Policies (CWSP)
Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen (AFAEMME)
Association Entrelle Marrakech-Safi
Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University
Donia for Sutsainable Development
The Digital Museum of Women  Zatek
Savera Liverpool
Jyhene Kebsi
Global Forum for Religions and Humanity (GFRH)
Tafoukt Souss Association for Women Development
Nazra for Feminist Studies
Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech
Genre en Action
Carmen Garraton
Info-Com Jeunes de Guelma
Urban Community of Marrakech
Sihem Benallal Benrahou
The Association of Women and Community for Comprehensive Development in Tiba
Association des Filles de la Renaissance
Palestinian Bar Association (PBA)
Women Media and Development (TAM)
Brunella Mariani
Cairo Center for Development (CCD)
Faculty of Humanities-Martil, Abdelmalek Essaâdi University
Association Beity

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