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SDG Gender Index

  • 04 Jun 2019
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  • 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).
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