Gender Equality Index

​The Gender Equality Index is a tool to measure the progress of gender equality in the EU, developed by EIGE. It gives more visibility to areas that need improvement and ultimately supports policy makers to design more effective gender equality measures.

Measuring gender equality is integral to effective policymaking in the EU. Since the first edition in 2013, the Gender Equality Index has tracked and reported progress by providing a comprehensive measure of gender equality, tailored to fit the EU’s policy goals. It reveals both progress and setbacks and explores more effective ways to seize opportunities for change.

Since 2010, Malta’s score has increased by 13.4 points, which is one of the highest increases among the EU Member States. One driver of this change has been an improvement in the domain of power (+ 24.4 points). Since 2020, Malta’s overall score has increased by 2.2 points, mainly due to improvements in the domains of knowledge (+ 4.9 points) and power (+ 4.9 points). However, the country’s overall ranking has fallen by one place, due to faster progress being made by other Member States.

More information on  the Index can be found here​.