Money and equity do not go hand in hand

While bridging the gender gap with scarce resources is no easy task, the GEI shows that income is not the sole factor explaining equity or the lack of it. Countries with very high per capita incomes, such as Luxembourg or Switzerland, have the same equity level as Mozambique, whose income level is ostensibly lower. On the other hand, countries such as Rwanda, Zambia or Côte d'Ivoire, with similar incomes, show distinct differences in their gender equity rankings. A high income level is not a guarantee for gender equity and a low one is no reason to justify a big gap between men and women.