The graph below shows the variation in the Gender Inequality Index between 2008 and 2017* (or latest available data). What we observe is that, on average, for the countries included in the IMD World Competitiveness Center sample, there has been a marked reduction in gender inequalities between 2008 and 2017. Indeed, all of the countries considered in the chart lie above the 45 degree line. This means that all of them improved their performance in terms of gender equality. For instance, Kazakhstan (KZ) show a relevant improvement in gender equality, shifting from a value close to 0.6 (2008) to 0.2 (2017).