Basic education is an essential platform for gender equality, and the indicator for this is high or improving around the world. The assessment on equality measures in working life is less rosy, and improvements on these are very slow. Gender wage gaps are actually increasing, even where education goals are achieved, like in China.
Equality in working life settings is weak in all regions. ROW and BRISE have considerable challenges with early marriage.
Gender equality will continue to be a challenge across the world in 2030. USA and OECD do not achieve the goal, despite equality having been on the agenda for a long time, as the main challenges remain in gender parity within working life. ROW, BRISE, and China get red ratings as they are failing to meet most indicators.
Understanding the score
Five regions: USA, OECD (excl. USA), China, BRISE (Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa and 10 other emerging economies), ROW (rest of the world).
Green light: Goal likely to be reached.
Orange light: Goal not likely to be reached, but more than 50% of the gap between today's status and the goal is likely to be closed.
Red light: Goal not likely to be reached, and less than 50% of the gap between today's status and the goal is likely to be closed.