Training Material for Producing National Human Development Reports-The Gender Inequality Index (GII)

This paper discusses the construction and analysis of the Gender Inequality Index (GII) for producing National Human Development Reports. The GII compares the situation of women and men between countries in the dimensions of labour market participation, empowerment, and reproductive health. The global GII was first presented in the Human Development Report (HDR) 2010, using the method described here.