Africa Gender Equality Index 2015

Across Africa, women and men often experience different opportunities, conditions and privileges; they earn different wages, do not have the same access to education and are not always equal before the law. The Africa Gender Equality Index measures these differences across three dimensions: economic opportunities, human development, and law and institutions. It also provides the most comprehensive overview of gender equality in Africa, covering 52 out of 54 countries.  This index from the African Development Bank is intended to help African decision-makers focus on and address some of the most serious barriers that prevent African women from engaging on a level playing field with men, to help African citizens demand more from their governments, and to help the AfDB itself better focus its genderrelated policy dialogue and interventions.