Social Institutions & Gender Index


Putting social institutions at the core of the policy response can open new and sustainable vistas to promote gender equality in national and international development agendas. Since the first edition of the SIGI in 2009, discriminatory social institutions have attracted increased attention from the development community in appreciation of their role in explaining gender inequalities. The OECD Development Centre’s research using SIGI data has shown correlations between discriminatory social institutions and gender gaps in education, employment and other areas.