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Gender Development Index (GDI): It is an index of gender development.
Box 1 Gender Development Index The Human Development Index [HDI] is a gender-neutral measure of the average achievements of a country in three basic dimensions of human development: longevity, knowledge, and a decent standard of living.
Kerala ranks the highest in the country in terms of women's literacy rates and gender development index. Although the tribal population is very small in Kerala, their exposure to the general trend of high female literacy rates in the state and the high status of women in Kerala may have partially contributed to the high literacy rates among tribal women.
For example, the UN's Gender Development Index, a component of a measure of the degree of development a population enjoys, is defined and critiqued as focusing on the ranking of nations rather than on individual rights.
He said Pakistan lags behind in gender justice and equality, adding in terms of Gender Development Index (GDI) Pakistan comes at 105th slot out of 136 positions, and Gender Empowerment Index Pakistan comes at 66th position, out of total 136 slots.
The Ministry will release Gender Development Index and a report on Gender Empowerment Measures in India in a function to be organized here at Siri Fort Auditorium.
The gender development index (GDI) of UNDP looks at the difference between the male and female achievements.
In 2002 Namibia was ranked 101st out of 146 countries on the UN Gender Development Index, behind South Africa at 88th place but slightly ahead of most of our other neighbours.
All three countries also fall significantly behind the Latin American average in their Gender Development Index (GDI) and Gender Inequality Index (GII), capturing the differentiated reality experienced by girls and women as they pursue their personal development and support their children.
As far as gender equality is concerned, Mozambique only slightly improved its values for the Gender Development Index between 1995 (0.229, rank 123/130) (UNDP, 1995) and 2009 (11) (0.395, rank 145/155) (UNDP, 2009).
Human Poverty Index and Gender Development Index, together with the Gender Empowerment Index, are other comple[x.sub.i]ndicators, developed by UNDP, but HDI, however, remains the most widely known and used index.