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Share of women in ministerial positions

What you should know about this indicator

Long definition from World Bank: Women in ministerial level positions is the proportion of women in ministerial or equivalent positions (including deputy prime ministers) in the government. Prime Ministers/Heads of Government are included when they hold ministerial portfolios. Vice-Presidents and heads of governmental or public agencies are excluded.

Source from World Bank: Inter-Parliamentary Union. United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). Women in Politics.

License type from World Bank: CC BY-4.0

World Bank variable id: SG.GEN.MNST.ZS

Source
World Bank (2024) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
June 10, 2024
Next expected update
June 2025
Date range
2005–2022
Unit
%

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

The World Bank Gender Statistics dataset provides a comprehensive range of gender-related indicators grouped by various topics. These indicators are categorized under different themes such as education, employment and time use, entrepreneurship, environment, health, leadership, norms and decision-making, technology, violence, and contextual information. Each category contains numerous specific indicators, covering a wide range of issues such as literacy rates, employment by sector, legal rights, health statistics, and more. This dataset offers detailed information and insights into various aspects of gender disparity and equality across different regions and countries.

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June 10, 2024
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World Bank (2024) – processed by Our World in Data. “Share of women in ministerial positions” [dataset]. World Bank, “World Bank Gender Statistics” [original data]. Retrieved July 13, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/share-of-women-in-ministerial-positions