Gendered Data From Lebanon

Human Development Index [1]

The HDI is a summary measure for assessing long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living. Lebanon's HDI value for 2021 is 0.706— which put the country in the High human development category—positioning it at 112 out of 191 countries and territories.

Between 2005 and 2021, Lebanon's HDI value changed from 0.737 to 0.706, and change of -4.2 percent.


Lebanon saw progress on bias against gender equality and women’s empowerment between 2010–2014 and 2017–2022.

Gender Development Index (GDI) [2]

The GDI measures gender gaps in achievements in three basic dimensions of human development: health (measured by female and male life expectancy at birth), knowledge (measured by female and male expected years of schooling for children and mean years of schooling for adults aged 25 years and older) and living standards (measured by female and male estimated GNI per capita). It is a ratio of the female to the male HDI. The 2021 female HDI value for Lebanon is 0.650 in contrast with 0.737 for males, resulting in a GDI value of 0.882, placing it into Group 5.

Gender Inequality Index (GII) [3]

The GII measures gender inequalities (the loss in human development due to inequality between female and male achievements) in three key dimensions – reproductive health, empowerment, and labour market. Reproductive health is measured by maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rates; empowerment is measured by the shares of parliamentary seats held and population with at least some secondary education by each gender; and labour market participation is measured by the labour force participation rates for women and men. Lebanon has a GII value of 0.432, ranking it 108 out of 170 countries in 2021.

Global Gender Gap Report 

In 2022, Lebanon ranked 119 on the Global Gender Gap Index that compares women’s economic, political, health and educational attainment across 146 countries. Lebanon ranked 135 on the economic participation subindex, 90 on educational attainment, 75 on health and survival and 110 on political empowerment