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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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