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India ranks 87th on the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016

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India has climbed 21 spots to rank 87th on the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016 while in 2015, it was ranked 108th. With this jump in ranking, India has now overtaken China which is ranked 99th out of 144 countries.

Iceland tops the latest rankings followed by Finland, Norway and Sweden. The report gender-gapmeasures gender gap as progress towards parity between men and women in four areas – educational attainment, health and survival, economic opportunity and political empowerment.

The 2016 Report covers 144 countries. The report estimates that the global economic gender gap will now not close until the year 2186.

WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016 – Top 10 Countries

Iceland 1
Finland 2
Norway 3
Sweden 4
Rwanda 5
Ireland 6
Philippines 7
Slovenia 8
New Zealand 9
Nicaragua 10

WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016 – South Asia

Bangladesh 72
India 87
Sri Lanka 100
Nepal 110
Maldives 115
Bhutan 121
Pakistan 143