SDG Gender Index has been developed by Equal Measures 2030.
It is a joint effort of regional and global organisations including African Women’s Development and Communication Network, Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and International Women’s Health Coalition.
It accounts for 14 out of 17 SDGs (sustainable development goals) that cover aspects such as poverty, health, education, literacy, political representation and equality at the workplace.
India is at 95th among 129 countries.
A score of 100 reflects the achievement of gender equality in relation to the targets set for each indicator.
Key Findings for India
India’s highest goal scores are on health (79.9), hunger & nutrition (76.2), and energy (71.8), female students enrolled in primary education (95.3).
Its lowest goal scores are on partnerships (18.3, in the bottom 10 countries worldwide), industry, infrastructure and innovation (38.1), and climate (43.4), Seats held by women in national parliaments (23.6).