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Report: Global Gender Gap Index 2009

global-gender-gap-report-iIceland has claimed the top spot of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index 2009 from Norway which slipped to third position behind Finland. South Africa and Lesotho made great strides in closing their gender gaps to enter the top 10 for the first time. The report’s Index assesses countries on how well they are dividing their resources and opportunities among their male and female populations, regardless of the overall levels of these resources and opportunities. A sample of ranks; 31-USA  45-ISR  51-RUS  60-CHN  75-JPN  82-BRA  99-MEX  128-IRN  129-TUR  134-YEM

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Country

2009 rank

2009 score

2009 rank among 2008 countries

2008 rank

2008 score

2007 rank

2007 score

Iceland

1

0.8276

1

4

0.7999

4

0.7836

Finland

2

0.8252

2

2

0.8195

3

0.8044

Norway

3

0.8227

3

1

0.8239

2

0.8059

Sweden

4

0.8139

4

3

0.8139

1

0.8146

New Zealand

5

0.7880

5

5

0.7859

5

0.7649

South Africa

6

0.7709

6

22

0.7232

20

0.7194

Denmark

7

0.7628

7

7

0.7538

8

0.7519

Ireland

8

0.7597

8

8

0.7518

9

0.7457

Philippines

9

0.7579

9

6

0.7568

6

0.7629

Lesotho

10

0.7495

10

16

0.7320

26

0.7078

Netherlands

11

0.7490

11

9

0.7399

12

0.7383

Germany

12

0.7449

12

11

0.7394

7

0.7618

Switzerland

13

0.7426

13

14

0.7360

40

0.6924

Latvia

14

0.7416

14

10

0.7397

13

0.7333

United Kingdom

15

0.7402

15

13

0.7366

11

0.7441

Sri Lanka

16

0.7402

16

12

0.7371

15

0.7230

Spain

17

0.7345

17

17

0.7281

10

0.7444

France

18

0.7331

18

15

0.7341

51

0.6824

Trinidad and Tobago

19

0.7298

19

19

0.7245

46

0.6859

Australia

20

0.7282

20

21

0.7241

17

0.7204

Barbados

21

0.7236

21

26

0.7188

n/a

n/a

Mongolia

22

0.7221

22

40

0.7049

62

0.6731

Ecuador

23

0.7220

23

35

0.7091

44

0.6881

Argentina

24

0.7211

24

24

0.7209

33

0.6982

Canada

25

0.7196

25

31

0.7136

18

0.7198

Mozambique

26

0.7195

26

18

0.7266

43

0.6883

Costa Rica

27

0.7180

27

32

0.7111

28

0.7014

Bahamas*

28

0.7179

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Cuba

29

0.7176

28

25

0.7195

22

0.7169

Lithuania

30

0.7175

29

23

0.7222

14

0.7234

United States

31

0.7173

30

27

0.7179

31

0.7002

Namibia

32

0.7167

31

30

0.7141

29

0.7012

Belgium

33

0.7165

32

28

0.7163

19

0.7198

Belarus

34

0.7141

33

33

0.7099

23

0.7113

Guyana*

35

0.7108

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Moldova

36

0.7104

34

20

0.7244

21

0.7172

Estonia

37

0.7094

35

37

0.7076

30

0.7008

Bulgaria

38

0.7072

36

36

0.7077

25

0.7085

Botswana

39

0.7071

37

63

0.6839

53

0.6797

Uganda

40

0.7067

38

43

0.6981

50

0.6833

Kyrgyz Republic

41

0.7058

39

41

0.7045

70

0.6653

Austria

42

0.7031

40

29

0.7153

27

0.7060

Panama

43

0.7024

41

34

0.7095

38

0.6954

Peru

44

0.7024

42

48

0.6959

75

0.6624

Israel

45

0.7019

43

56

0.6900

36

0.6965

Portugal

46

0.7013

44

39

0.7051

37

0.6959

Kazakhstan

47

0.7013

45

45

0.6976

32

0.6983

Jamaica

48

0.7013

46

44

0.6980

39

0.6925

Nicaragua

49

0.7002

47

71

0.6747

90

0.6458

Poland

50

0.6998

48

49

0.6951

60

0.6756

Russian Federation

51

0.6987

49

42

0.6994

45

0.6866

Slovenia

52

0.6982

50

51

0.6937

49

0.6842

Macedonia, FYR

53

0.6950

51

53

0.6914

35

0.6967

Croatia

54

0.6944

52

46

0.6967

16

0.7210

El Salvador

55

0.6939

53

58

0.6875

48

0.6853

Colombia

56

0.6939

54

50

0.6944

24

0.7090

Uruguay

57

0.6936

55

54

0.6907

78

0.6608

Uzbekistan

58

0.6913

56

55

0.6906

41

0.6921

Thailand

59

0.6907

57

52

0.6917

52

0.6815

China

60

0.6907

58

57

0.6878

73

0.6643

Ukraine

61

0.6896

59

62

0.6856

57

0.6790

Honduras

62

0.6893

60

47

0.6960

68

0.6661

Luxembourg

63

0.6889

61

66

0.6802

58

0.6786

Chile

64

0.6884

62

65

0.6818

86

0.6482

Hungary

65

0.6879

63

60

0.6867

61

0.6731

Paraguay

66

0.6868

64

100

0.6379

69

0.6659

Dominican Republic

67

0.6859

65

72

0.6744

65

0.6705

Slovak Republic

68

0.6845

66

64

0.6824

54

0.6797

Venezuela

69

0.6839

67

59

0.6875

55

0.6797

Romania

70

0.6805

68

70

0.6763

47

0.6859

Vietnam

71

0.6802

69

68

0.6778

42

0.6889

Italy

72

0.6798

70

67

0.6788

84

0.6498

Tanzania

73

0.6797

71

38

0.7068

34

0.6969

Czech Republic

74

0.6789

72

69

0.6770

64

0.6718

Japan

75

0.6769

73

98

0.6434

91

0.6455

Gambia, The

76

0.6752

74

85

0.6622

95

0.6421

Malawi

77

0.6738

75

81

0.6664

87

0.6480

Madagascar

78

0.6732

76

74

0.6736

89

0.6461

Suriname

79

0.6726

77

79

0.6674

56

0.6794

Cyprus

80

0.6706

78

76

0.6694

82

0.6522

Ghana

81

0.6704

79

77

0.6679

63

0.6725

Brazil

82

0.6695

80

73

0.6737

74

0.6637

Bolivia

83

0.6693

81

80

0.6667

80

0.6574

Georgia

84

0.6680

82

82

0.6654

67

0.6665

Singapore

85

0.6664

83

84

0.6625

77

0.6609

Greece

86

0.6662

84

75

0.6727

72

0.6648

Tajikistan

87

0.6661

85

89

0.6541

79

0.6578

Belize

88

0.6636

86

86

0.6610

94

0.6426

Malta

89

0.6635

87

83

0.6634

76

0.6615

Azerbaijan

90

0.6626

88

61

0.6856

59

0.6781

Armenia

91

0.6619

89

78

0.6677

71

0.6651

Albania

92

0.6601

90

87

0.6591

66

0.6685

Indonesia

93

0.6580

91

93

0.6473

81

0.6550

Bangladesh

94

0.6526

92

90

0.6531

100

0.6314

Brueni Darussalem

95

0.6524

93

99

0.6392

n/a

n/a

Zimbabwe

96

0.6518

94

92

0.6485

88

0.6464

Mauritius

97

0.6513

95

95

0.6466

85

0.6487

Kenya

98

0.6512

96

88

0.6547

83

0.6508

Mexico

99

0.6503

97

97

0.6441

93

0.6441

Maldives

100

0.6482

98

91

0.6501

99

0.6350

Malaysia

101

0.6467

99

96

0.6442

92

0.6444

Senegal*

102

0.6427

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Fiji*

103

0.6414

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Cambodia

104

0.6410

100

94

0.6469

98

0.6353

Kuwait

105

0.6356

101

101

0.6358

96

0.6409

Angola

106

0.6353

102

114

0.6032

110

0.6034

Zambia

107

0.6310

103

106

0.6205

101

0.6288

Nigeria

108

0.6280

104

102

0.6339

107

0.6122

Tunisia

109

0.6233

105

103

0.6295

102

0.6283

Nepal

110

0.6213

106

120

0.5942

125

0.5575

Guatemala

111

0.6209

107

112

0.6072

106

0.6144

United Arab Emirates

112

0.6198

108

105

0.6220

105

0.6184

Jordan

113

0.6182

109

104

0.6275

104

0.6203

India

114

0.6151

110

113

0.6060

114

0.5936

Korea, Rep.

115

0.6146

111

108

0.6154

97

0.6409

Bahrain

116

0.6136

112

121

0.5927

115

0.5931

Algeria

117

0.6119

113

111

0.6111

108

0.6068

Cameroon

118

0.6108

114

117

0.6017

116

0.5919

Mauritania

119

0.6103

115

110

0.6117

111

0.6022

Burkina Faso

120

0.6081

116

115

0.6029

117

0.5912

Syria

121

0.6072

117

107

0.6181

103

0.6216

Ethiopia

122

0.5948

118

122

0.5867

113

0.5991

Oman

123

0.5938

119

118

0.5960

119

0.5903

Morocco

124

0.5926

120

125

0.5757

122

0.5676

Qatar

125

0.5907

121

119

0.5948

109

0.6041

Egypt

126

0.5862

122

124

0.5832

120

0.5809

Mali

127

0.5860

123

109

0.6117

112

0.6019

Iran

128

0.5839

124

116

0.6021

118

0.5903

Turkey

129

0.5828

125

123

0.5853

121

0.5768

Saudi Arabia

130

0.5651

126

128

0.5537

124

0.5647

Benin

131

0.5643

127

126

0.5582

123

0.5656

Pakistan

132

0.5458

128

127

0.5549

126

0.5509

Chad

133

0.5417

129

129

0.5290

127

0.5381

Yemen

134

0.4609

130

130

0.4664

128

0.4510