The Economist Intelligence Unit has published the “Women’s Economic Opportunity Index 2012” along with a report, which attempt to measure progress in the economic advancement of women around the world.
The result is a comprehensive assessment of the enabling environment for women’s economic participation in 128 countries. The Index aims to look beyond gender disparities to the underlying factors affecting women’s access to economic opportunity. It draws on data from a wide range of international organisations, including the UN, the International Monetary Fund, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Health Organisation, the Food and Agriculture Organisation, and many others. The result is a comprehensive assessment of the enabling environment for women’s economic participation in 128 countries.
Here’s the main chart, where Armenia is ranked 64th among 128 countries, Georgia is 59th, Azerbaijan is 90th. Other countries of interest include Russia (66th), Turkey (65th), Iran (117).
Sweden, Norway and Finland lead the way for women’s economic opportunities, while Yemen, Chad and Sudan are the worst.