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January 2011
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The Global Gender Gap Report

The Global Gender Gap Index, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The Index benchmarks gender gaps on economic, political, education and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions, income groups, and over time. Country profile contain detailed information on performance in 2011, as well as trends fsince 2006

The Index examines the gap between men and women in four categories: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment (sub-indexes). It also provides data on over 30 gender-related variables that reflect some of the legal and social factors that affect gender disparity in each country.

The Gender Gap Index itself does not consider women's land rights, though the additional data compiled for the report to provide a more comprehensive over-view of a country’s gender gap,  includes women's access to land ownership (under women's economic empowerment):

"Women’s access to land ownership, Women’s access to bank loan, Women’s access to property other than land: Source of all these variables is the OECD’s Gender, Institutions and Development Database 2009 (GID-DB) (accessed May 2011). The numbers are on a 0-to-1 scale, where 1 is the worst possible score and 0 the best possible score."

The Global Gender Gap Report 2011, published by the World Economic Forum is the result of collaboration with faculty at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley.

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The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

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