What is the policy relevance of this dashboard?

Life-course gender gap dashboard could be an effective tool for measuring gender equality and women’s empowerment. The colour-coded table shows the levels and progress of gender gap on various indicators that indicate gender gaps and women’s empowerment over the life course—childhood and youth, adulthood and older age. The indicators refer to health, education, labour market and work, leadership, seats in parliament and social protection at different stages of life. Although this dashboard does not convey a definitive conclusion on country achievements as the composite indices, the GDI and the GII do, it could be a useful tool to highlight the level and progress of country’s achievements on various areas of gender equality and human development. The colour provides information about a country’s performance relative to others. It can be seen as a simple visualization tool as it helps the users to immediately picture the country’s performance.