The Global Gender Gap Report 2020

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The World Economic Forum has just published The Global Gender Gap Report 2020.

Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies and businesses worldwide. The Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks 153 countries on their progress towards gender parity. In addition, this year’s edition studies gender gaps prospects in the professions of the future.

• According to the current trajectory for closing the gender gap across politics, economics, health and education, the overall global gender gap will close in 99.5 years

• Improvement in political representation helped narrow the overall global gender gap, even though prospects for economic opportunity have worsened in the past 12 months

• Iceland remains the world’s most gender-equal country, followed by Norway, Finland, Sweden and Nicaragua

Download The Global Gender Gap Report 2020.