Saturday, October 26, 2013

WEF 2013 Gender Gap Report

World Economic Forum has published report to measure the gender gap in over 100 countries since 2006. It 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 criteria.

This year, 5 out of the top 10 countries with the smallest gender gap are coming from Nordic countries. Below lists the best 10 countries.
1. Iceland
2. Finland
3. Norway
4. Sweden
5. Philippines
6. Ireland
7. New Zealand
8. Denmark
9. Switzerland
10. Nicaragua

Among the top 10 one actually is my neighbor country Philippines. Most of the big gap countries are coming from Middle-East, North Africa and South Asia. Korea and Japan ranked 105th and 111th, respectively, and are the only 2 developed countries with ranking outside 100th.

Below shows the ranking of South-East Asia countries.

Brunei -  88
Cambodia - 104
East Timor - N/A
Indonesia - 95
Laos - 60
Malaysia - 102
Myanmar - N/A
Philippines - 5
Singapore - 58
Thailand - 65
Vietnam - 73

You can go to which contains an interactive map showing each country ranking.

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