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Gender inequality

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).

Gender inequality

Share of women on boards

The graph below shows the variation in the share of women on corporate boards (% of total members)  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 an increase in the presence of women on companies’ boards between 2008 and 2017. Indeed, almost all of the countries considered in the chart lie below the 45 degree line. This means that, in this case, most of them improved their performance in terms of gender equality among top managers. For instance, France (FR)  show a relevant improvement in the presence of women on corporate boards, shifting from a value below 10% (2008) to almost 40%  (2017).

 

Share of women on board