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Global Gender Gap Report 2022

Published on July 14, 2022
Current Context: India ranked 135th in gender parity as per the annual Global Gender Gap report 2022 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) released in Geneva. It is the 16th edition of the annual publication by WEF. Last year, India ranked 140th, seeing an improvement of five places.
Global Gender Gap Report 2022
  • Iceland tops the index and retained its top spot as the most gender-equal country. Followed by Finland, Norway, New Zealand, and Sweden.
  • 11 countries ranked below India in the index, which surveyed 146 nations.
  • Afghanistan, Pakistan, Congo, Iran, and Chad ranked in the bottom five in the index.
  • The report concludes that covid-19 has set gender parity back by a generation.
  • India recorded its seventh highest level in gender gap score in the last 16 years.
  • On the health and survival subindex, India ranked the worst at 146th and figured among the five countries with gender gaps larger than 5%.
  • India

    Rank 2022

    Global gender gap index



    Economic Participation and Opportunity


    Educational Attainment


    Health and Survival


    Political Empowerment


  • India ranked top in terms of gender parity for primary education enrolment and tertiary enrolment and eighth place for the position of head of state.
  • South Asia with 62.3% has the largest gender gap of all the regions.
  • Static Knowledge:
    • World Economic Forum headquarters – Cologny, Switzerland


Q.1 What is the rank of India in the gender gap report 2022 released by WEF?
a. 145
b. 135
c. 125
d. 120

Q.2 Which country topped the gender gap report 2022 by World Economic Forum (WEF)?
a. Iceland
b. Sweden
c. Ireland
d. Finland

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