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WEF's gender gap index: India slips 28 places, ranks 140 among 156 nations

Only Pakistan (153) and Afghanistan (156) ranked lower in South Asia

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‘Because of its large population, India’s perform­ance has a substantial impact on South Asia’s performance’

Press Trust of India New Delhi
India has slipped 28 places to rank 140th among 156 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021, becoming the third-worst performer in South Asia.

According to the report, India has closed 62.5 per cent of its gender gap till date.

The country had ranked 112th among 153 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index 2020.

Noting that the decline also took place on the economic participation and opportunity sub-index, albeit to a lesser extent, the report said India’s gender gap on this dimension widened by 3 per cent this year, leading to a 32.6 per cent gap closed till

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First Published: Apr 01 2021 | 12:11 AM IST

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