WEF report: Albania, significant progress in economic and gender equality
Albania is one of the world’s most equal countries among men and women. This is what the World Economic Forum says. In the latest Global Gap Index, Albania ranks 34th among 149 economies, from the 38th place last year.
So, we’re dealing with a 4-position improvement in the overall rankings. In the overall index, Albania’s score points to a gender parity at 73%, while the top spot on the list is Iceland at 85%, and the last country, Yemen to 49%. In 2006, meanwhile, Albania ranked 61th in the world with a parity of 66%.
Compared to other countries in the region, Albania is the first. Meanwhile, the biggest progress since last year has been marked in terms of economic equality and prospects. In the 2017 report, Albania ranked 70th in the world, while the new report has climbed to 54th place. In this regard, Albania also holds the first place in the region.
Precisely thanks to the improvement in this indicator comes the climb to the overall classification, as in the other three pillars our country has taken steps backwards. There is a significant deterioration, with 11 positions in terms of health and survival, as well as a smaller decline in political empowerment and education.
In the profile dedicated to our country in the meantime, other interesting data emerge, for example. wage equality, an indicator in which Albania ranks fifth in the world, with a parity of about 80%. But a year ago it was the 3rd in the world with a level of equality of 83%, which means that steps have been taken in this direction.