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Subject Keyword Development
Abstract Illustrated with graphics and maps, the Atlas of Gender and Development gives readers a unique insight into the impact of social institutions − traditions, social norms and cultural practices − on gender equality in 124 non-OECD countries. Gender inequality holds back not just women but the economic and social development of entire societies. Overcoming discrimination is important in the fight against poverty in developing countries and for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Tackling these inequalities is not easy: in many countries, discrimination against women is deeply rooted in social institutions such as the family and the law. These long-lasting codes of conduct, norms, traditions, and informal and formal laws determine gender  outcomes in education, health, political representation and labour markets. The Atlas of Gender and Development is an indispensable tool for development practitioners, policy makers, academics and the wider public. It provides detailed country notes, maps and graphics describing the situation of women in 124 developing and transition countries using a new composite measure of gender inequality - the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) - developed by the OECD Development Centre. "By providing information on the role of underlying social institutions, the Atlas of Gender and Development fills a gap in the reference literature on women and development. Recommended for academic libraries."                                                                        -Feminist Collections, Volume 32, No. 1
Table of Contents   Foreword ......................................... 4
  Acknowledgements ................................. 6
  Abbreviations .................................... 9
  Introduction ..................................... 11
  Why do we need a SIGI index? ..................... 13
  World Overview ................................... 18
  East Asia and Pacific ............................ 20
  Cambodia ......................................... 22
  China ............................................ 24
  Fiji ............................................. 26
  Hong Kong, China ................................. 28
  Indonesia ........................................ 30
  Korea, Democratic People's Republic .............. 32
  Lao, People's Democratic Republic ................ 34
  Malaysia ......................................... 36
  Mongolia ......................................... 38
  Myanmar .......................................... 40
  Papua New Guinea ................................. 42
  Philippines ...................................... 44
  Singapore ........................................ 46
  Chinese Taipei ................................... 48
  Thailand ......................................... 50
  Timor-Leste ...................................... 52
  Viet Nam ......................................... 54
  Europe and Central Asia .......................... 56
  Albania .......................................... 58
  Armenia .......................................... 60
  Azerbaijan ....................................... 62
  Belarus .......................................... 64
  Bosnia and Herzegovina ........................... 66
  Croatia .......................................... 68
  Georgia .......................................... 70
  Kazakhstan ....................................... 72
  Kyrgyzstan ....................................... 74
  Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of ....... 76
  Moldova .......................................... 78
  Russian Federation ............................... 80
  Serbia and Montenegro
  Tajikistan ....................................... 84
  Turkmenistan ..................................... 86
  Ukraine .......................................... 88
  Uzbekistan ....................................... 90
  Latin America and the Caribbean .................. 92
  Argentina ........................................ 94
  Bolivia .......................................... 96
  Brazil ........................................... 98
  Chile ............................................ 100
  Colombia ......................................... 102
  Costa Rica ....................................... 104
  Cuba ............................................. 106
  Dominican Republic ............................... 108
  Ecuador .......................................... 110
  El Salvador ...................................... 112
  Guatemala ........................................ 114
  Haiti ............................................ 116
  Honduras ......................................... 118
  Jamaica .......................................... 120
  Nicaragua ........................................ 122
  Panama ........................................... 124
  Paraguay ......................................... 126
  Peru ............................................. 128
  Puerto Rico ...................................... 130
  Trinidad and Tobago .............................. 132
  Uruguay .......................................... 134
  Venezuela ........................................ 136
  Middle East and North Africa ..................... 138
  Algeria .......................................... 140
  Bahrain .......................................... 142
  Egypt ............................................ 144
  Iran, Islamic Republic ........................... 146
  Iraq ............................................. 148
  Israel ........................................... 150
  Jordan ........................................... 152
  Kuwait ........................................... 154
  Lebanon .......................................... 156
  Libyan Arab Jamahiriya ........................... 158
  Morocco .......................................... 160
  Oman ............................................. 162
  Saudi Arabia ..................................... 164
  Syrian Arab Republic ............................. 166
  Tunisia .......................................... 168
  United Arab Emirates ............................. 170
  Palestinian National Authority ................... 172
  Yemen ............................................ 174
  South Asia ....................................... 176
  Afghanistan ...................................... 178
  Bangladesh ....................................... 180
  Bhutan ........................................... 182
  India ............................................ 184
  Nepal ............................................ 186
  Pakistan ......................................... 188
  Sri Lanka ........................................ 190
  Sub-Saharan Africa ............................... 192
  Angola ........................................... 194
  Benin ............................................ 196
  Botswana ......................................... 198
  Burkina Faso ..................................... 200
  Burundi .......................................... 202
  Cameroon ......................................... 204
  Central African Republic ......................... 206
  Chad ............................................. 208
  Congo ............................................ 210
  Congo, Democratic Republic of .................... 212
  Côte d'Ivoire .............................. 214
  Equatorial Guinea ................................ 216
  Eritrea .......................................... 218
  Ethiopia ......................................... 220
  Gabon ............................................ 222
  Gambia ........................................... 224
  Ghana ............................................ 226
  Guinea ........................................... 228
  Guinea-Bissau .................................... 230
  Kenya ............................................ 232
  Lesotho .......................................... 234
  Liberia .......................................... 236
  Madagascar ....................................... 238
  Malawi ........................................... 240
  Mali ............................................. 242
  Mauritania ....................................... 244
  Mauritius ........................................ 246
  Mozambique ....................................... 248
  Namibia .......................................... 250
  Niger ............................................ 252
  Nigeria .......................................... 254
  Rwanda ........................................... 256
  Senegal .......................................... 258
  Sierra Leone ..................................... 260
  Somalia .......................................... 262
  South Africa ..................................... 264
  Sudan ............................................ 266
  Swaziland ........................................ 268
  Tanzania ......................................... 270
  Togo ............................................. 272
  Uganda ........................................... 274
  Zambia ........................................... 276
  Zimbabwe ......................................... 278
  Sources .......................................... 281
  Glossary ......................................... 318
Learning Resource Type Book
Publisher Date 2010-02-22
e-ISBN 9789264077478
Organization OECD
Page Count 320


Source: OECD iLibrary