The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) is a unique cross-country measure of discriminatory social institutions, which include formal and informal laws, social norms and practices that restrict women’s and girls’ rights, as well as their access to empowerment opportunities and resources. It looks at the gaps that discriminatory legislation, attitudes and practices create between women and men in terms of rights and opportunities.
The SIGI covers four dimensions spanning major socio-economic areas that affect the life course of women and girls: discrimination in the family, restricted physical integrity, restricted access to productive and financial resources, and restricted civil liberties.
The policy simulator provides all SIGI information by country and by dimension. It can be used to:
Simulations can be saved and shared with other users and the relevant data can be downloaded. Estimates based on the dimensions provide a basis for governments and development practitioners to prioritise gender-sensitive actions.