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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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The World’s Most (And Least) Gender-Equal Countries, 2018

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Interestingly, Iceland has been ranked as the most gender-equal in the world, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2018 of the World Economic Forum (WEF). It was followed by other Nordic nations, with Norway in 2nd, Sweden in 3rd, and Finland in 4th place.

Other countries in the top-ten include Nicaragua (5th), Rwanda (6th), New Zealand (7th), the Philippines (8th), Ireland (9th) and Namibia (10th). The Global Gender Gap Report evaluates 149 nations on their progress in gender parity through economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival and politicial empowerment.

Among other major economies, France ranked 12th, Germany 14th, U.S. 51st, China 103rd, India 108th, Japan 110th, and South Korea 115th. In the Indo-Pacific region, New Zealand (7th) and the Philippines (8th) scored the highest.

The world’s top 10 most gender-equal countries, 2018:

  1. Iceland
  2. Norway
  3. Sweden
  4. Finland
  5. Nicaragua
  6. Rwanda
  7. New Zealand
  8. Philippines
  9. Ireland
  10. Namibia

The world’s top 10 least gender-equal countries, 2018:

  1. Yemen
  2. Pakistan
  3. Iraq
  4. Syria
  5. Chad
  6. Congo, Dem. Rep.
  7. Mali
  8. Iran, Islamic Rep.
  9. Saudi Arabia
  10. Lebanon

Full List: The World’s Most (And Least) Gender-Equal Countries, 2018:

RankCountry
1Iceland
2Norway
3Sweden
4Finland
5Nicaragua
6Rwanda
7New Zealand
8Philippines
9Ireland
10Namibia
11Slovenia
12France
13Denmark
14Germany
15United Kingdom
16Canada
17Latvia
18Bulgaria
19South Africa
20Switzerland
21Barbados
22Costa Rica
23Cuba
24Lithuania
25Bolivia
26Lao PDR
27Netherlands
28Belarus
29Spain
30Bahamas
31Burundi
32Belgium
33Estonia
34Albania
35Moldova
36Argentina
37Portugal
38Serbia
39Australia
40Colombia
41Ecuador
42Poland
43Uganda
44Jamaica
45Panama
46Israel
47Zimbabwe
48Bangladesh
49Mozambique
50Mexico
51United States
52Peru
53Austria
54Chile
55Botswana
56Uruguay
57Cameroon
58Mongolia
59Croatia
60Kazakhstan
61Luxembourg
62Bosnia and Herzegovina
63Romania
64Venezuela
65Ukraine
66Macedonia, FYR
67Singapore
68Honduras
69Montenegro
70Italy
71Tanzania
72Cape Verde
73Thailand
74Dominican Republic
75Russian Federation
76Kenya
77Viet Nam
78Greece
79Suriname
80Eswatini
81Lesotho
82Czech Republic
83Slovak Republic
84Madagascar
85Indonesia
86Kyrgyz Republic
87El Salvador
88Myanmar
89Ghana
90Brunei Darussalam
91Malta
92Cyprus
93Cambodia
94Senegal
95Brazil
96Liberia
97Azerbaijan
98Armenia
99Georgia
100Sri Lanka
101Malaysia
102Hungary
103China
104Paraguay
105Nepal
106Fiji
107Guatemala
108India
109Mauritius
110Japan
111Belize
112Malawi
113Maldives
114Sierra Leone
115South Korea
116Guinea
117Ethiopia
118Benin
119Tunisia
120Gambia, The
121United Arab Emirates
122Bhutan
123Tajikistan
124Timor-Leste
125Angola
126Kuwait
127Qatar
128Algeria
129Burkina Faso
130Turkey
131Côte d'Ivoire
132Bahrain
133Nigeria
134Togo
135Egypt
136Mauritania
137Morocco
138Jordan
139Oman
140Lebanon
141Saudi Arabia
142Iran, Islamic Rep.
143Mali
144Congo, Dem. Rep.
145Chad
146Syria
147Iraq
148Pakistan
149Yemen
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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