Global Indexes and Online Databases
Women’s economic opportunity: A new global index and ranking,
An 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 Report 2013.World Economic Forum, 397 pages. pdf format (6.8 MB).The Global Gender Gap Report 2012.
World Economic Forum, 381 pages. pdf format (3.0 MB).
Global Gender Equity Index.
By Social Watch.
Gender Equality Data & Statistics.
Gender Data Portal.
Directory of UN Gender and Women Issues – Statistics and Indicators.
Reports, databases and archives relating to gender equality and women’s human
rights. By Women Watch.
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 Reform – 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 —> Women’s Entrepreneurship Development (WED).
The Gender, 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 sub-indices.
The database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation. Maintained by the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department.
NORMLEX The information System on International Labour Standards Maintained by the International Labor Organisation (ILO).
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 – Work-life balance.
World Bank Gender Statistics Database
Themes included are: Demography – Economic structures, participation in productive activities and access to resources – Education – General – Health and related services -Human rights of women and girl children – Public life and decision-making. The database has a section on Highlights from 2012 World Development Report.
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 reliability… Use the Search function to locate gender-related data.
UN 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.