Global Gender Gap Index 2018

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  • India ranked 108/144 countries (Same as last year)
  • Index was released as part of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2018.
  • Iceland is ranked 1.
  • The index measures gender gap as progress towards parity between men and women in four indicators
    1. Educational attainment,
    2. Health and survival,
    3. Economic opportunity and
    4. Political empowerment.
  • Countries are ranked based scores on scale ranging from 0 (lowest i.e. imparity) to 1 (highest i.e. parity).
  • It is released every year by WEF since 2006.

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