2023 Global Gender Gap Report of WEF: China Ranks 107th

WRIC compiled               2023-12-30



Progress against the large and persistent gaps documented in the 17th edition of the 2023 Global Gender Gap Report. The report provides a tool for continuously tracking gender gaps in economics, politics, health and education, and is designed to help leaders identify areas for individual and collective action. The ranking examines global gender gap scores across four main components: the gap between men and women in economic status, educational attainment, health survival and political empowerment.


According to the report, China ranked 107th among 146 countries and regions, down 5 places from 2022. In the area of political rights, which mainly refers to the gender gap in political leadership, China ranks only 114th out of 146 countries. When the report was first released in 2006, China ranked 69th among 115 countries and regions. Its highest ranking was in 2008, when it ranked 57th among 130 countries and regions in terms of political rights. Ranked 54th in the rankings, and has declined year by year since then. On the contrary, the proportion of female leaders in European and American countries has increased significantly.


The 2023 global gender gap score for all 146 countries covered in this issue is 68.4%. Taking into account the 2022 and 2023 editions covering a constant sample of 145 countries, the overall score increased from 68.1% to 68.4%, an improvement of 0.3 percentage points from last year’s edition. Taking into account the 102 countries covered continuously from 2006 to 2023, the gap narrows by 68.6%.


Progress in closing the gender gap is broader than last year: 42 of the 145 economies covered in the 2022 and 2023 editions improved their gender equality scores by at least 1 percentage point compared with the previous edition, and 40 others The country also made progress of less than 1 percentage point. The economies with the largest increases in scores (by 4 percentage points or more) are Liberia (score: 76%, an increase of 5.1 percentage points from the previous edition), Estonia (78.2%, an increase of 4.8 percentage points), and Bhutan (68.2%). , +4.5 percentage points), Malawi (67.6%, +4.4 percentage points), Colombia (75.1%, +4.1 percentage points) and Chile (77.7%, +4.1 percentage points).


While the number of countries with at least slight improvement increased, this progress was undermined by an increase in the number of countries whose scores fell by more than 1 percentage point (from 12 countries in 2022 to 35 countries in 2023).


The 2023 global gender gap rankings and scores for all 146 countries in this year’s report are shown in the table below.