Global Gender Gap Report, 2023

India was ranked at 127 out of 146 countries in terms of gender parity an improvement of eight places from last year, according to the annual Gender Gap Report, 2023 of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The report stated that at the current rate of progress, it will take 131 years to reach full parity.

Global Gender Gap Report, 2023

  • Published in – June, 2023
  • India is ranked at 127 out of 146
  • Improvement of eight places(improved by 1.41
    percentage points)
  • In 2022 India ranked at 135 out of 146.

About the Global Gender Gap Report

  • The Global Gender Gap Index annually bench. marks the current state and evolution of gender. parity across four key dimensions –
  1. Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment.

Key Findings

  • The global gender gap score in 2023 for all 1461 countries included in this edition stands at 68.4%, an improvement of 0.3 percentage points compared to last year’s edition.
  • According to the 2023 Global Gender Gap Index no country has yet achieved full gender parity,
  • The top nine countries (Iceland, Norway, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, Nicaragua, Namibia and Lithuania) have closed at least 80% of their gap.
  • Iceland is the most gender-equal country in the world for the 14th consecutive year and the only one to have closed more than 90 per cent of its gender gap.

India’s Performance

  • India has closed 64.3% of the overall gender gap, ranking 127th on the global index.
  • It has improved by 1.4 percentage points and eight positions since the last edition, marking a partial recovery towards its 2020 (66.8%) parity level.
  • The index ranked India’s neighbours Pakistan at 142, Bangladesh at 59, China at 107, Nepal at 116, Sri Lanka at 115 and Bhutan at 103.