Poverty reduction and social development

International Women's Day 2010


International Women’s Day is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women - and offers an occasion to present the work of the Development Centre in the area of gender equality.



The Atlas of Gender and Development

The "Atlas of Gender and Development: How Social Norms Affect Gender Equality in Non-OECD Countries" was launched during the International Workshop "Gender Equality and Progress of Societies" on 12 March 2010. This new resource combines country and regional analysis with rankings based on the Development Centre’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI).



For each of the countries in the Gender, Institutions and Development Database (GID-DB), you will find detailed information on the situation of women and men. In total, we have compiled 124 country notes that present in a coherent manner how social institutions impact on gender equality. These country notes are in the process of being updated with various partners and you will find them on the www.genderindex.org website.


Update the GID Country Notes on Wikigender

The country notes also exist in Wikigender for your direct input. We welcome your contributions to keep these notes up-to-date. If you have heard of recent gender equality legislation in a particular country, or if you know of new initiatives or examples of progress made in gender equality since 2009 in any of those 124 countries, just click here, log in and add your info.


Composite Index of Gender Equality: Build Your Own Ranking!

Last year, the gender team has launched the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI), a new composite measure of gender equality based on the OECD’s Gender, Institutions and Development Database which complements and improves existing measures in several ways: while existing indicators of gender equality capture inequality outcomes, the SIGI focuses on the root casus behind these inequalities. Find out more.


This year, we have developed "My Gender Index", a new tool that allows you to build you own ranking! My Gender Index is an exciting new data visualization tool to explore the SIGI. It enables you to build your own gender index by changing the weighting and composition of the social institutions that make up the SIGI. Get started today building your own gender index, and compare your results with our own!


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