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Gender Parity Index: A Toolkit to Evaluate Gender Diversity & Empowerment of Women in the Formal Sector in India – Phase II- Administering the Index

Over the past few years, India has seen strong policy focus on the empowerment of women and on women centric issues. At this point in time, Gender Parity is critical and is undoubtedly a key driver for India’s economic growth.

With this background and to examine the road traveled by Indian companies, FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) commissioned Thought Arbitrage Research Institute (TARI) and have released India’s first Gender Parity Index, a toolkit to evaluate gender diversity in India’s formal sector in 2016-17.

In the second phase of this project, this year, 2017-18, FLO has rolled out the Index to various organisations in the formal sector to assess the level of Gender Parity across the formal sector in India through responses to a questionnaire, administered by TARI.

The responses will be analysed and articulated through a report on Gender Parity, which would discuss the success, challenges and policy recommendations for the government. The index shall also serve as a self-assessment for an organization vis-à-vis other equivalent or comparable formal sector organisations and at the same time present a step-by-step guide to achieve higher levels of gender parity. For more details about the outcome of our study please keep a watch on our Reports section.

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