WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2022
The UAE was ranked 1st across the Arab countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2022. Additionally, the UAE was ranked 1st globally in 5 of the report’s sub-indicators:
- enrolment in primary education
- enrolment in secondary education
- enrolment in tertiary education
- sex ratio at birth
- women in parliament.
The UAE has advanced 4 ranks in one year, rising from the 72nd rank to the 68th globally.
The UAE is one of the world's leading countries in terms of the percentage of women's parliamentary representation, with 50 per cent positions in the Federal National Council, and in terms of a high number of women ministers with 27.5 per cent in the Cabinet. In addition, the UAE has a high representation of women in the labour market, specialised jobs and jobs of the future.
Read related news coverage on WAM.
The UAE in UNDP’s Gender Inequality Index-GII
The UAE was ranked 11th globally and 1st regionally in the Gender Inequality Index (GII) of the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report 2022. From being ranked 49th in 2015, the UAE rose to the 11th place in the 2021 and 2022 editions of the report.
The UNDP publishes the Human Development Report annually. Gender Inequality Index is a part of the report that measures gender balance across three dimensions:
- reproductive health
- labour market.
The index ranks countries across these five indicators:
- maternal mortality ratio
- adolescent birth rate
- female and male shares of parliamentary seats
- female and male population with at least secondary education
- female and male labour force participation rates.
Read the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report 2022 (PDF, 1 MB).