Gender statistics in the Western Balkans and Turkey
Gender Statistics Database
EIGE maintains the EU-wide database on women and men in decision-making (WMID). This includes important data for all EU candidate countries and potential candidates
The main purpose of the Database is to build a broad overview of statistics on gender, highlighting differences and inequalities between women and men.
The database on women and men in decision-making (WMID) covers positions of power and influence in different areas:
- public administration
- business and finance
- social partners and NGOs
Data is collected annually for 105 indicators and published on EIGE’s Gender Statistics Database. Very importantly, some of the indicators are also used for the development of Gender Equality Indices in the region.
In 2016, the collection of data under the area of Women and Men in Decision Making covered Turkey, Serbia, North Macedonia, and Montenegro and was handled by the European Commission. In 2016, EIGE responded to the European Commission’s request to take over the database and expand the data collection to cover all 7 IPA beneficiaries, including one more candidate country (Albania) and two potential candidates (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo).
Since then, EIGE has updated the data on women and men in decision-making in all 7 EU candidate countries and potential candidates annually.