Under embargo until 09H30 Paris time/ Oslo time on Thursday 27 November 2014
The OECD Development Centre launches its SIGI 3.0
on Thursday 27 November 2014 Oslo, Norway
On Thursday 27 November, the OECD Development Centre will roll out a new version of its Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) – a gender institutions and development interactive database that allows to measure and compare gender-based discrimination. It is a unique cross-country measure of the drivers of gender gaps and inequalities. Since 2009, the SIGI has been measuring gender-based discrimination in laws, attitudes and practices across five dimensions: discriminatory family code, restricted physical integrity, son bias, restricted access to resources and assets, and restricted civil liberties.
This third edition of the SIGI offers a reinforced and expanded evidence on the impact of discriminatory social institutions on development. For the first time, the online database also includes all OECD’s 34 Member States into its analysis, increasing the country coverage to 160 countries. Comparative analysis and data is available at the country and regional level.
The launch of the SIGI 3.0 will take place at 09H30 local time on 27 November 2014 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 7. Juni-Plassen/ Victoria Terrasse Oslo, Norway.
The release of the full 2014 edition of the SIGI results will be made available on the same day on www.genderindex.org (160 country profiles, a classification of countries and a database).
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