Women’s economic opportunity: A new global index and ranking,
Economist Intelligence Unit publication.
142 pages, 2010, pdf format (5.0 MB).
It covers the
following topics : Labour
Policy and Practice - Access to Finance - Education and Training -
Women’s Legal and Social Status.
The Global Gender Gap
World Economic Forum,
397 pages. pdf format (6.8 MB).
The Global Gender Gap
World Economic Forum, 381 pages. pdf format (3.0 MB).
By Social Watch.
Equality Data & Statistics.
Gender Data Portal.
Directory of UN Gender and Women Issues - Statistics and
Reports, databases and archives relating
to gender equality and women's human
rights. By Women
BRIDGE Global Resources Database
Themes in this database are the following:
Aid - Conflict - Diversity - Economy -
Education - GBV - Gender Relations -
Governance - Health - ICTs - Infrastructure
Mainstreaming - Migration - Natural
Resources - Poverty - Rights - Trade - Work.
The themes are broad and often have multiple
sub themes within them. BRIDGE is a research
and information programme located within the
Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Knowledge Services in the United Kingdom.
The Knowledge Portal of the Donor Comittee for
Enterprise Development (DCED) on Private Sector Development (PSD)
With comprehensive sections and
databases on: - Access to finance - Aid
Effectiveness - Business Development Services (BDS) - Business Environment
Green Growth - - Industrial Policy - Innovation Policy - Local Economic
Development (LED) and Clusters - Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) -
Measuring the Results of Private Sector Development - Partnerships - Private
Sector Development Following the Financial Crisis - Private Sector Development
in Conflict-Affected Environments - Small enterprises - Value Chain Development
and Strengthening Business Linkages --->
Entrepreneurship Development (WED).
Institutions and Development Database (GID-DB) of the OECD (Organisation for
Economic Cooperation and Development). The Gender, Institutions and
Development Database (GID-DB) presents comparative data on discriminatory social
institutions related to gender inequality. The database includes the 14
variables of the 2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) as well as the
overall rankings and scores for the SIGI and its sub-indices. Information about
the data for each variable and country is available from the small (i)The
Gender, Institutions and Development Database (GID-DB) presents comparative data
on discriminatory social institutions related to gender inequality. The database
includes the 14 variables of the 2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index
(SIGI) as well as the overall rankings and scores for the SIGI and its
Database of labour statistics.
Maintained by the International Labor Organisation (ILO).
The database of
national labour, social security and related human rights legislation.
Maintained by the ILO's International Labour Standards Department.
The information System on International
Labour Standards Maintained by the International Labor
The Social Institutions and Gender Index
(SIGI) was first launched by the
OECD Development Centre in 2009 as a
innovative measure of the underlying drivers
of gender inequality for over 100 countries.
Instead of measuring gender gaps in outcomes
such as employment and education, the
SIGI instead captures discriminatory social
institutions, such as early marriage,
discriminatory inheritance practices,
violence against women, son preference,
restricted access to public space and
restricted access to land and credit. The
2012 SIGI is made up of 14 unique variables,
grouped into 5 sub-indices: Discriminatory
Family Code, Restricted Physical Integrity,
Son Bias, Restricted Resources
and Entitlements and Restricted Civil
Liberties. Since the SIGI was launched in
2009, countries have introduced new laws,
there have been changes in practices and
data sources have improved. The 2012 SIGI
represents an updated methodological and
conceptual framework and improved data
sources for over 100 countries.
UNECE-Gender Stattistical Database
This database is maintained by the
Statistical Division of the UNECE (United
Economic Commission for Europe) Secretariat.
It presents sex-disaggregated social data.
This set of data covers the Common Gender
Indicators for the ECE region as well as the
data series that are used to calculate these
indicators. Most of the available data have
been supplied by National Statistical
Offices through the network of Gender
Statistics Focal Points. The database
covers the following subject-areas : Gender
Country Profiles - Population - Fertility,
families and households - Work and the
economy - Education - Public life and
decision making - Health and mortality -
Crime and violence - Science and ICT -
World Bank Gender Statistics Database
Themes included are:
Economic structures, participation in
productive activities and access to
- General -
Health and related services -
Human rights of women and girl children -
Public life and decision-making. The
database has a section
Highlights from 2012 World Development
DATA LAB - OECD Gender Data Portal
The OECD Gender Data Portal includes selected indicators
shedding light on gender inequalities in education,
employment and entrepreneurship. While much progress has
been accomplished in recent years, there are still
relevant dimensions of gender inequalities
that are poorly monitored and measured. The Portal is
thus a work in progress, that aims at progressively
filling these gaps through new indicators. The data
cover OECD member countries, as well as Russia, Brazil,
China, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.
Large time-series and cross sectional data relating to
hunger, food and agriculture for 245 countries and
territories and 35 regional areas, from 1961 to the most
recent year. Innovative tools for visualization and
basic statistical analysis.
Use the Search function to locate gender-related data.
FAO - Country STAT
A web-based information technology system for food and
agriculture statistics at the national and subnational
levels. In practice, it acts as a one stop center which
centralizes and integrates the data coming from various
sources and allows to harmonize it according to
international standards while ensuring data quality and
Use the Search
function to locate gender-related data.
Secretary-General's Database on Violence against Women
Maintained by the Center for Arab Women Training and
Research (CAWTAR) with a focus on Arab Women.
Gender Equality Index
Maintained by the
European Institute for Gender Equality.