Lebanon Ranked 135th on the Global Gender Gap Index 2016

According to the 2016 World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index Report, Lebanon ranked 135th out of 144 countries. With this rank, Lebanon earned a score of 0.598, where 0 represents complete gender inequality and 1 represents complete equality.

Lebanon scored one of the lowest in terms of political empowerment, where it ranked 137th in the “women in parliament” sub index. The gender gap is also very pronounced in Lebanon in the fields of economic participation and opportunity, where the country ranked 136 on the Labor Force Participation sub-index and 135 on the estimated earned income sub-index.

However, the narrowest gender gap in Lebanon is in terms of education as the country ranked first on enrolment in secondary and tertiary education.

Global Gender Gap Ranks and Scores in the MENA Region

Middle East and North Africa
Country Overall Rank Overall Score
Qatar 119 0.643
United Arab Emirates 124 0.639
Tunisia 126 0.636
Kuwait 128 0.624
Bahrain 131 0.615
Egypt 132 0.614
Oman 133 0.612
Jordan 134 0.603
Lebanon 135 0.598
Morocco 137 0.597
Saudi Arabia 141 0.583
Syria 142 0.567
Yemen 144 0.516

Source: The World Economic Forum

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