Report

Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)

Published by: OECD
SIGI Brief SIGI

The OECD Development Centre’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) is a unique cross-country measure of gender-based discrimination in social institutions. The SIGI is comprised of three main components: i) country profiles containing comprehensive qualitative information on legal, cultural and traditional laws and practices that discriminate against women and girls; ii) the Gender, Institutions and Development Database comprising indicators on gender discrimination in social institutions; and iii) the Index classifying countries according to their level of discrimination in social institutions. The SIGI was first launched in 2009 followed by a second version in 2014. The next edition of the SIGI will be launched in November 2018, expanding coverage to over 180 countries and including new indicators such as workplace discrimination and access to justice.