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Key
Findings

The pandemic has shone a light into the gender fault-lines that were hampering progress towards the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) long before COVID-19. (Aligned with ‘Unmasking the Problem’ illustration)

The Index confirms that ‘getting back to normal’ is simply not ambitious enough, given that the ‘normal’ that prevailed before COVID-19 was failing to deliver progress at the scale, pace and intensity needed for sustainable gender equality. As seen in crisis after crisis – from economic downturns to conflicts and climate disasters – hard-won progress on gender equality often buckles under pressure and its lack of resilience becomes all too apparent. Given the impact of such disasters in the past, what can we expect from the pandemic? If past experience is any guide, women and girls could well see the further erosion of the safety nets on which they rely, with dire consequences, in particular, for the most marginalized women and girls.

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Important message

84 of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) COVID-19 loans encourage, and in some cases require, poor countries hard hit by the economic fallout from the pandemic to adopt more tough austerity measures in the aftermath of the health crisis

FAQ

If we are to reach the vision laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals for people and planet, we must track progress, or lack of it, with a gender lens across the whole of the 2030 Agenda.

Allison Holder
Director of EM2030

Important message

84 of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) COVID-19 loans encourage, and in some cases require, poor countries hard hit by the economic fallout from the pandemic to adopt more tough austerity measures in the aftermath of the health crisis

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The 2022 SDG Gender Index sounds the alarm on gender equality, revealing that global progress has been slow and marginal – at best – over the past five years. Less than one in every five countries is making ‘fast’ progress towards gender equality, and one in every three countries is either making no progress at all or is moving in the wrong direction.

The world has been becoming more gender equal, but far too slowly. As a result, we are not on track to meet the 2030 deadline for the achievement of full gender equality as demanded by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The new Index – the most comprehensive global Index available to measure gender equality – finds that progress in some regions and countries and on key gender issues has stalled or shifted into reverse gear.

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2022 SDG Gender Index

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Regions

At regional level, even the best-performing regions can demonstrate only marginal improvements. No region has registered an improvement of more than two points since 2015. Explore the state of gender equality across each of the 5 global regions, through our Data Explorer.

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