Gender Equality in Côte d'Ivoire

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Population (in Mil.) 21.10
Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - WB) 27.04
Sex Ratio (m/f) 1.03
Life Expectancy Ratio (f/m) 1.040816327
Fertility Rate 3.92
Estimated Earned Income (f/m) 0.48
Tertiary Enrolment Ratio (f/m) 8.9
Women in Parliament (in %) 10.4
Human Development Index 168/187
Social Institutions and Gender Index 61/86
Gender Inequality Index 168/186
Gender Equity Index 148/168
Women’s Economic Opportunity Index 121/128
Global Gender Gap Index /68
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Social Institutions

The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) measures gender-based discrimination in social norms, practices and laws across 160 countries. The SIGI comprises country profiles, a classification of countries and a database; it serves as a research, policy and advocacy tool for the development community and policy makers. The SIGI covers five dimensions of discriminatory social institutions, spanning major socio-economic areas that affect women’s lives: discriminatory family code, restricted physical integrity, son bias, restricted resources and assets, and restricted civil liberties. The SIGI’s variables quantify discriminatory social institutions such as unequal inheritance rights, early marriage, violence against women, and unequal land and property rights.

In the 2014 edition of the SIGI, Cote d'Ivoire has high levels of discrimination against women in social institutions. It has lower discrimination in son bias and higher discrimination in restricted access to resources and assets. Read the full country profile and access the data here:

Key Gender Statistics[1]


  • In 2013, the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 93%.
  • In 2013, 74% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 80% of boys.
  • There is no recent data available on secondary school enrolment rates.
  • In 2012, 31% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 52% of men.
  • In 2010, women had on average 4 years of schooling compared to 6 years on average for men. [2]


  • In 2013, there were 5300 maternal deaths, representing 720 deaths for 100 000 births.
  • In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 126 births per 1 000 adolescent girls.
  • In 2012, 27% of women had an unmet need for family planning.


  • In 2013, 53% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 82% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
  • In 2013, women represented 38% of the total labour force.
  • There is no recent data available on women's share of vulnerable employment.
  • There is no recent data available on women’s share of agricultural employment.


  1. World Bank (2015), World Development Indicators (database), (accessed16 July 2015).
  2. Barro R. and J.W. Lee (2014), Educational Attainment Dataset, v.2.0,

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