Gender GEDI Index

GEDI’s women’s entrepreneurship index – the Gender GEDI – measures the development of high potential female entrepreneurship worldwide. Defined as “innovative, market expanding, and export oriented,” this gender specific Index utilizes GEDI’s unique framework, methodology, and global approach in order to capture the multi-dimensional aspects of entrepreneurial development. The index was launched in June in Istanbul, Turkey at the annual meeting of the Dell Women Entrepreneurs Network (DWEN) and covered by Forbes Magazine.

Download the executive report here, including full scores, rankings, and regional analysis for our 17 pilot countries.

Like the GEDI Index, the gender Index framework pairs together individual-level and institutional-level variables into pillars. These contain three main sub-indices that measure the quality of: 1). the entrepreneurial environment; 2). the entrepreneurial eco-system; and 3). women’s entrepreneurial aspirations. GEDI’s proprietary methodology captures the dynamic, inter-related nature of the pillars.

Data is sourced from internationally recognized datasets including the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, the International Labor Organization, the World Economic Forum, the World Bank, UNESCO, and United Nations Development Program. Data collected for individual-level variables are disaggregated by gender.  For institutional variables, data points highlight issues relevant to the development and growth of female entrepreneurship. The initial women’s Index will analyze 17 countries: Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom and the United States.

Sponsored by Dell Inc., GEDI’s women’s index was launched at the annual meeting of the Dell Women Entrepreneurs Network (DWEN) on June 2-4, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Read more on the Dell website.

Dr. Ruta Aidis leads the project, with collaborators Zoltan Acs and Laszlo Szerb. Julie Weeks is Women’s Enterprise Consultant and Ainsley Lloyd provides research assistance. Read more about the team…

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