Saudi Arabia has made significant progress in the number of women working in leadership and management positions in the country, as well as in the educational attainment index, according to the Global Report on the Gender Gap 2020, issued by the World Economic Forum Center.
According to the report, Saudi has so far managed to bridge 59.9% of the gender gap.
The 13th rank of Saudi Arabia in the index of the number of women working in leadership and management positions came as a result of the ongoing effort to enhance gender balance and launch a number of initiatives aimed at empowering women in all fields, which in line with the goals of the Kingdom’s 2030 vision.
Despite the positive performance of many countries in the region in a number of indicators of gender equality, the MENA region got the lowest global rate. The top three ranked countries in the region were the United Arab Emirates, which achieved 65.5% of the gap, followed by Kuwait with 65.5%, and Tunisia with 64.4%.
Globally, the Nordic countries continue to lead the process of achieving gender equality. Iceland is still the top country in the world achieving gender equality (87.7%), followed by Norway in second place (84.2%), Finland in third (83.2%), and Sweden comes Fourth (82%).