Global Gender Gap Survey 2014INDIA has performed poorly in removing gender-based disparities, ranking 114 out of 142 countries in World Economic Forums 2014 gender gap index, scoring below average on parameters like economic participation, educational attainment and health and survival.
India's slipped 13 spots from its last year's ranking of 101 on the Gender Gap Index by the World Economic Forum. India is part of the 20 worst-performing countries on the labour force participation, estimated earned income, literacy rate and sex ratio at birth indicators. On the other hand, India is among die top 20 best-performing countries on the political empowerment sub index.
The index was first introduced by the World Economic l-'orum in 2006 as a framework for capturing the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress.The index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria.