WINDT ANNOUNCES THAT THE 2023 GLOBAL GENDER DIGITAL DIVIDE INDEX WILL COVER 60 COUNTRIES
Washington, D.C., March 8, 2023 – WinDT is excited to announce that the second iteration of the Gender Digital Divide Index (GDDI) will expand to cover 60 countries.
The gender digital divide is a global issue that has significant implications for women’s social, economic, and political empowerment. Globally, an average of 62% of men use the Internet compared with 57% of women. According to figures from the Web Foundation, increasing the digital inclusion of women and girls could boost global GDP by approximately US$524 billion by 2025.
The GDDI is the only comprehensive, global benchmarking tool for measuring and tracking countries’ progress in closing the gender digital divide. The 2022 pilot study looked at 20 countries across all six global regions and income levels. It includes custom research that looks at policies to promote the digital inclusion of women, female leadership, and academic programs to encourage girls to study STEM.
“The Gender Digital Divide Index aims to be the best benchmarking tool for policymakers, businesses, academics, and other actors to understand how to close the gender digital divide,” said Ms Reyn Anderson, co-founder of WinDt, a consulting company.
Women in Digital Transformation LLC (WinDt Consulting) is a women-owned and operated start-up, established with the mission to help drive digital transformation in developing countries and support full inclusion of women in the social and economic digital transitions underway worldwide. Our goal is to help women around the world to benefit from, participate in and lead digital transformation in their homes, communities and countries.