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Women’s economic opportunity. A new global index and ranking

Women’s economic opportunity. A new global index and ranking

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Published by: Jose Carbonell Sanchez on Mar 10, 2011
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Women’s economic opportunity 
A new pilot index and global ranking fromthe Economist Intelligence Unit 
Findings and methodology 
© Economist Intelligence Unit Limited 2010
Women’s economic opportunity 
A new global index and ranking
Women’s economic opportunity: A new global index and ranking
, is an Economist Intelligence Unit publication. It presents the results of a global benchmarking model built and scored by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Leila Butt, Senior Economist, was the research manager, working with Leo Abruzzese,the company’s Editorial Director in North America. William Shallcross advised on construction of themodel and Mike Kenny was responsible for layout and design. We would like to thank the researchers,economists and gender specialists from dozens of organisations who lent their expertise to this project.This publication was funded by the World Bank through a Trust Fund fi nanced by various donors.June 2010
For further information, please contact:
Economist Intelligence Unit Leila Butt, Research Manager:leilabutt@eiu.com/+1 212 698 9715Joanne McKenna, Press Offi cer:joannemckenna@eiu.com/+ 44 (0)20 7576 8188http://www.eiu.com/sponsor/weoThe fi ndings, interpretation, and conclusions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarilyrefl ect the views of the World Bank, its Board of Executive Directors or the governments they represent.The World Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this work. The boundaries, colours,denominations, and other information shown on any map in this work do not imply any judgment on the part of theWorld Bank concerning the legal status of any territory or the endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries.
© Economist Intelligence Unit Limited 2010
Women’s economic opportunity 
A new global index and ranking2
The following economists, researchers, gender specialists and country analysts contributed to the report. We thank themfor their participation.
Economist Intelligence Unit specialists and contributors
Justin Alexander, John Andrew, Pascale Balze, Anjalika Bardalai, Tomas Brynjolfsson, Sam Campbell, Margaret Cauley,Sara Constantino, Annamaria De Crescenzio, Vladimir Dohnal, Madelaine Drohan, Clare Dunkley, Kevin Dunning,Christopher Eads, Tom Ehrbar, Stephen Evans, Hilary Ewing, Rory Fyfe, Arzu Geybullayeva, Edward George, AidenGlendinning, Paula Gosis, Megan Greene, Philip Gunson, Ann-Louise Hagger, Joan Hoey, Toby Iles, Maya Imberg, DuncanInnes-Ker, Ben Jones, Bernard Kennedy, Stephen Keppel, Jane Kinninmont, Monika Kubik-Kwiatkowska, Michele Labrut,Joseph Lake, Gareth Leather, Joanna Lillis, Andrea Machin, Dan Martin, Alice Mummery, Jiri Nadoba, Tunde Obadina,James Owen, Robert Powell, Neil Prothero, Fung Siu, Krisztina Radosavljevic-Szilagyi, Patrick Raleigh, Rebecca Ridley,Margarida Matos Rosa, Federico Barriga Salazar, Mohammed Shakeel, Ondine Smulders, Linda Spahia, Paul Stubbs, Seek-Mui Sum, Sergei Souglobine, Daniela Terzi-Barbarosie, Pat Thaker, Keren Uziyel, Marja Novak Vogric, Philip Walker, GerardWalsh, Karol Zemek.
External contributors
Maria Jose Alcala (United Nations Development Fund for Women), Laura Ardito (Steptoe & Johnson LLP), Alberto Chaia(McKinsey & Company), Letty Chiwara (United Nations Development Fund for Women), Hanny Cueva Beteta (UnitedNations Development Fund for Women), Denis Drechsler (previously of the Organisation for Economic Co-operationand Development, Development Centre), Katherine Giscombe (Catalyst), Caren Grown (American University), TimHanstad (Rural Development Institute), Neville Howlett (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Johannes Jutting (Organisationfor Economic Co-operation and Development, Development Centre), Sophie Lambin (PricewaterhouseCoopers), SandraLawson (Goldman Sachs), Lex Mundi and its global network of leading independent law fi rms, Duncan Mayall (PelhamBell Pottinger), Rekha Mehra (International Centre for Research on Women), Lesa Mitchell (Kaufmann Foundation),Inez Murray (Women’s World Banking), Virginia Seitz (Millennium Challenge Corporation), Christine Shields (StandardChartered Bank), Janet Stotsky (International Monetary Fund).Special thanks to the following international experts for their advice and comments: Richard Carey (Organisation forEconomic Co-operation and Development, Development Assistance Committee), Geeta Rao Gupta (International Centerfor Research on Women), Ricardo Hausmann (Harvard University), Laura Liswood (Council of Women World Leaders), JimO’Neill (Goldman Sachs), John Page (Brookings Institution).

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