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The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published the Global Gender Gap report 2016, which quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The 2016 report covers 144 countries, and with a score of 0.698 in the scale of 1.00,  Bangladesh stands at 72nd position among 144 countries.

Although last year, Bangladesh was in 64th position among 145 countries, with a score of 0.704. In the 2014 report, Bangladesh was in 68th position among 142 countries.

The report examines four overall areas of inequality between men and women around the globe which are:

  • Economic participation and opportunity – outcomes on salaries, participation levels and access to high-skilled employment
  • Educational attainment – outcomes on access to basic and higher level education
  • Political empowerment – outcomes on representation in decision-making structures
  • Health and survival – outcomes on life expectancy and sex ratio. In this case parity is not assumed, there are assumed to be less female births than male (944 female for every 1,000 males), and men are assumed to die younger. Provided that women live at least six percent longer than men parity is assumed, if it is less than six percent it counts as a gender gap

Have a look at the sketch analysis of Bangladesh in the Global Gender Gap report 2016


For detailed discussion and more information, please visit the website of Global Gender Gap Report.