Please note that the GID-DB has been updated in 2012, along with its Social Institutions and Gender Index.
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The OECD Gender, Institutions and Development Database (GID-DB) represents a new tool for researchers and policy makers to determine and analyse obstacles to women’s economic development. It covers a total of 160 countries and comprises an array of 60 indicators on gender discrimination. The database has been compiled from various sources and combines in a systematic and coherent fashion the current empirical evidence that exists on the socio-economic status of women.
The database's true innovation is the inclusion of institutional variables that range from intrahousehold behaviour to social norms. Information on cultural and traditional practices that impact on women’s economic development is coded so as to measure the level of discrimination. Such a comprehensive overview of gender-related variables and the database’s specific focus on social institutions make the GID-DB unique, providing a tool-box for a wide range of analytical queries and allowing case-by-case adaptation to specific research or policy questions.
Learn more about the GID-DB by listening to our podcast which describes the features and main findings of this statistiscal tool.
For further information, please send an email to DEV.Gender@oecd.org
Gender at the Development Centre
The OECD Development Centre and Swivel Team Up to Promote Unique Gender Data
Podcast: Gender Equality
Sample illustrations of Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base (GDI)
The Status of Women in Developing Asia: What is the Role of Social Institutions?
DEV Centre Policy Insights No.15: Culture, Gender and Growth
DEV Centre Policy Brief No 27: Changing Social Institutions to Improve the Status of Women in Developing Countries