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Metadata Glossary

Indicator NameCPIA gender equality rating (1=low to 6=high)
Long definitionGender equality assesses the extent to which the country has installed institutions and programs to enforce laws and policies that promote equal access for men and women in education, health, the economy, and protection under law.
SourceWorld Bank Group, CPIA database (
TopicPublic Sector: Policy & institutions
Aggregation methodUnweighted average
Limitations and exceptionsThe CPIA exercise is intended to capture the quality of a country's policies and institutional arrangements, focusing on key elements that are within the country's control, rather than on outcomes (such as economic growth rates) that are influenced by events beyond the country's control. More specifically, the CPIA measures the extent to which a country's policy and institutional framework supports sustainable growth and poverty reduction and, consequently, the effective use of development assistance.
License TypeCC BY-4.0