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2) Analyse the key findings of newly released SDG Gender Index. What does it signify for the Indian case?  (250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

2) Analyse the key findings of newly released SDG Gender Index. What does it signify for the Indian case?  (250 words)



Why this question:

A new index to measure global gender equality, was launched recently, it ranked India at 95th among 129 countries. The SDG Gender Index comes close on the heels of the gender gap index of the World Economic Forum where India was ranked 108th.

Key demands of the question:

The answer must discuss in detail the finding of the newly released index and its significance to Indian case.


AnalyzeWhen asked to analyze, you  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:


In a few introductory lines discuss the significance if the report.


The body of the answer has to capture the following aspects:

  • Bodies involved: The SDG Gender Index has been developed by Equal Measures 2030, a joint effort of regional and global organizations.
  • Indicators: It accounts for 14 out of 17 SDGs (sustainable development goals) that cover aspects such as poverty, health, education, political representation and equality at the workplace.
  • Methodology: A score of 100 reflects the achievement of gender equality in relation to the targets set for each indicator.
  • Global scenario: Key Findings
  • Altogether, 2.8 billion girls and women live in countries that get either a “very poor” (59 and below) or “poor” score (60 – 69) on gender equality.
  • Just 8% of the world’s population of girls and women live in countries that received a “good” gender equality score (80-89).
  • No country achieved an “excellent” overall score of 90 or above.
  • Denmark with score of 89.3 topped the rankings followed by Finland and Sweden.
  • Key findings for India:
  • India has been ranked at 95th among 129 countries.
  • India’s highest goal scores are on health (79.9), hunger & nutrition (76.2), and energy (71.8). Its lowest goal scores are on partnerships (18.3, in the bottom 10 countries worldwide), industry, infrastructure and innovation (38.1), and climate (43.4).
  • India was ranked 108th on the latest Gender Gap Index released by the World Economic Forum.


Conclude with way forward and importance of such report