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Navigating the SIGI 2014 Edition

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OECD Development Centre

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SIGI and development
The SIGI shows that discrimination in social institutions is correlated with poor development outcomes
2014 results
Navigating genderindex.com
See how the SIGI has been used as a research and analysis tool
Search by country to read in-depth country profiles
Click on a sub-index to learn more
Find out how different countries scored globally and in their region
What is new in the 2014 edition of the SIGI
A country's overall SIGI score is listed at the top
The scores for both the sub-index and the variables used to calculate that sub-index can be found under each variable's title
Click here to download a PDF version of the country profile
Inclusion of 34 OECD Countries
Introduction of new variables in the GID-DB
Classifications of countries from very low to very high levels of discrimination
An Introduction to the 2014 edition of the SIGI
Gender gaps in early marriage are related to gender gaps in secondary school completion rates
Discrimination in social institutions is linked to unequal time spent on unpaid care work
What is the SIGI
Gender, Institutions and
Development Database
160 Country profiles
SIGI classification
The OECD Gender, Institutions and Development Database comprises 33 indicators on gender discrimination in social institutions

160 country profiles containing fully referenced qualitative and quantitative information

The SIGI classifies 108 countries by their level of discrimination in social institutions

What are discriminatory social institutions?
Formal and informal laws, social norms and practices that restrict or exclude women and consequently curtail their access to justice, empowerment opportunities and resources
Discriminatory social institutions are correlated with...
Unequal socioeconomic outcomes and opportunities in employment, education, political participation, and health, which are linked to...
Reduced development outcomes
Discriminatory social institutions and the cycle of gender inequality
How can the SIGI be used?
Understanding the
underlying drivers
Compliments without
Research, advocacy and policy tool
The SIGI helps us better understand why gender gaps in development outcomes persist. How?
Learn more
Gender Institutions and Development Database
Make visible the invisible
Understand persistent gender gaps
A research, advocacy and policy tool
Covers discrimination throughout the life span of a girls and women
e.g. measures inheritance rights of girls and widows
Looks at root causes and not only the results of gender discrimination
e.g. measures prevalence of and attitudes towards domestic violence
Understanding a country's SIGI classification: the example of Mongolia
Mongolia has an overall SIGI value of 0.0345 which is the non-linear average of the five sub-indices:
Restricted civil liberties
: Mongolia has a restricted Civil Liberties value of 0.195 and is classified is very low. This is calculated from 2 indicators:
Understanding a country's SIGI classification:
sub-index score
Political voice

15% of parliamentary seats are held by women
there are legal quotas to promote women’s political participation both at the national and sub-national levels.
Access to public space

In Mongolia, women face no legal restrictions to accessing public space.
An innovative way to capture and measure gender-based discrimination in social institutions
SIGI country studies
Analysis at the national and sub-national levels on discriminatory social institutions
In-depth country-specific research
Regional analysis
Description of regional challenges
Analysis regional challenges
Understanding the SIGI
composite index
The composite index is the non-linear average of five sub-indices
Son bias
medium level of discrimination

Discriminatory family code
Restricted physical integrity
medium level discrimination
Restricted resources and assets
low level of discrimination
Restricted civil liberties
very low level of discrimination
low level of discrimination
The 2014 edition of the SIGI classifies 108 countries from very low to very high levels of discrimination.

Moving your cursor over a variable gives you information about what that variable measures
Click here for more qualitative information about that country's score in a particular sub-index
Click here to go to Wikigender and update your country's information
*Outcomes calculated controlling for the country's level of poverty and GDP per capita, share of female teachers, government expenditures in education, gender gap in unemployment rates, urbanization rates, regional dummies and year fixed(on a four year basis:1980, 1990, 2000, 2010)
*Outcomes calculated controlling for GDP per capita and regional dummies

This scale shows how that country ranked in the 2014 Edition of the SIGI
This takes you to the Gender, Institutions development Database where you can view and download all of the data
SIGI and the post-2015 agenda
Universal index to measure progress towards gender equality in the post-2015 agenda
Provides evidence on how and why social norms should be included in a stand-alone goal in the post-2015 development framework
Global analysis
Universal index
Centralized information for use by research community
An innovative way to capture and measure gender-based discrimination in social institutions across 160 countries
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