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Government > Democracy > Female ministers: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Women in government at ministerial level in 2000 (as % of total). Data were provided by states based on their definition of national executive and may therefore include women serving as ministers and vice ministers and those holding other ministerial positions, including parliamentary secretaries.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Belgium 55% 2000
2 Venezuela 47.4% 2000
3 Algeria 45% 2000
4 Lebanon 44.4% 2000
5 Uganda 44% 2000
6 Norway 42.1% 2000
7 Solomon Islands 38.1% 2000
8 Jordan 37.9% 2000
9 Mauritania 36% 2000
10 Germany 35.9% 2000
11 Lesotho 35.7% 2000
12 Mongolia 35% 2000
=13 Cameroon 33.3% 2000
=13 Saudi Arabia 33.3% 2000
=13 Saint Lucia 33.3% 2000
16 Mexico 31.8% 2000
17 Indonesia 31.3% 2000
18 Colombia 31% 2000
19 Qatar 30.8% 2000
=20 Turkey 28.6% 2000
=20 Ghana 28.6% 2000
=20 Cyprus 28.6% 2000
23 Iran 27.1% 2000
24 Haiti 26.7% 2000
25 Croatia 25.7% 2000
26 Italy 25.6% 2000
OPEC countries average (profile) 25.07% 2000
27 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 25% 2000
28 Barbados 24.3% 2000
=29 Czech Republic 23.1% 2000
=29 Comoros 23.1% 2000
31 Belize 22.6% 2000
32 Philippines 20.7% 2000
=33 Dominica 20% 2000
=33 El Salvador 20% 2000
=33 Lithuania 20% 2000
36 Antigua and Barbuda 19.5% 2000
37 Ireland 19% 2000
38 Hungary 18.9% 2000
=39 Nepal 18.8% 2000
=39 Russia 18.8% 2000
41 New Zealand 18.7% 2000
42 The Bahamas 18.5% 2000
43 Seychelles 18.2% 2000
=44 Sweden 17.6% 2000
=44 Guinea-Bissau 17.6% 2000
46 Turkmenistan 17.5% 2000
NATO countries average (profile) 16.81% 2000
47 Greece 16.7% 2000
European Union average (profile) 16.48% 2000
48 Togo 16.3% 2000
=49 Paraguay 16.2% 2000
=49 Argentina 16.2% 2000
51 Zambia 15.6% 2000
52 Nicaragua 15.4% 2000
Emerging markets average (profile) 15.3% 2000
=53 Switzerland 15% 2000
=53 Guyana 15% 2000
55 Mozambique 14.8% 2000
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 14.75% 2000
56 Latvia 14.7% 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 14.4% 2000
=57 United Kingdom 14.3% 2000
=57 Singapore 14.3% 2000
High income OECD countries average (profile) 13.96% 2000
59 Zimbabwe 13.6% 2000
=60 Dominican Republic 12.5% 2000
=60 Bangladesh 12.5% 2000
=60 Trinidad and Tobago 12.5% 2000
=60 Bulgaria 12.5% 2000
64 Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.1% 2000
=65 Bahrain 11.8% 2000
=65 Libya 11.8% 2000
=67 Costa Rica 11.1% 2000
=67 United Arab Emirates 11.1% 2000
=67 Cuba 11.1% 2000
=67 Namibia 11.1% 2000
71 Romania 10.9% 2000
72 Saint Kitts and Nevis 10.7% 2000
73 Kuwait 10.5% 2000
74 Burundi 10.2% 2000
75 Yemen 10.1% 2000
=76 Rwanda 10% 2000
=76 Cambodia 10% 2000
=76 Vietnam 10% 2000
=79 Finland 9.7% 2000
=79 Sri Lanka 9.7% 2000
81 Portugal 9.5% 2000
82 Equatorial Guinea 9.4% 2000
83 Mauritius 9.1% 2000
84 Slovakia 8.7% 2000
=85 Nigeria 8.6% 2000
=85 Senegal 8.6% 2000
87 Honduras 8.3% 2000
88 Sierra Leone 8.1% 2000
89 Bolivia 7.7% 2000
90 Burkina Faso 7.4% 2000
91 Luxembourg 7.3% 2000
=92 Sudan 7.1% 2000
=92 United States 7.1% 2000
94 Uruguay 6.7% 2000
95 Japan 6.5% 2000
96 Kenya 6.2% 2000
=97 Canada 6.1% 2000
=97 Papua New Guinea 6.1% 2000
99 India 5.9% 2000
100 The Gambia 5.8% 2000
=101 Thailand 5.7% 2000
=101 Suriname 5.7% 2000
=101 Iceland 5.7% 2000
104 France 5.3% 2000
=105 Syria 5.1% 2000
=105 Chad 5.1% 2000
107 Grenada 5% 2000
108 Laos 4.9% 2000
109 South Africa 4.4% 2000
110 China 2.6% 2000
111 Guinea 1.4% 2000
=112 South Korea 0.0 2000
=112 Tajikistan 0.0 2000
=112 Malaysia 0.0 2000
=112 Ecuador 0.0 2000
=112 Georgia 0.0 2000
=112 Denmark 0.0 2000
=112 Slovenia 0.0 2000
=112 Guatemala 0.0 2000
=112 Benin 0.0 2000
=112 Brazil 0.0 2000
=112 Chile 0.0 2000
=112 Kazakhstan 0.0 2000
=112 Poland 0.0 2000
=112 Kyrgyzstan 0.0 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Democracy > Female ministers. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on women in government at the ministerial level. March. Geneva. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Democracy/Female-ministers

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Interesting observations about Government > Democracy > Female ministers

  • Venezuela ranked first for democracy > female ministers amongst Hot countries in 2000.
  • Belgium ranked first for democracy > female ministers amongst Christian countries in 2000.
  • Algeria ranked first for democracy > female ministers amongst Muslim countries in 2000.
  • Germany ranked first for democracy > female ministers amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2000.
  • Uganda ranked first for democracy > female ministers amongst Former British colonies in 2000.
  • Mexico ranked second for democracy > female ministers amongst Emerging markets in 2000.
  • Norway ranked second for democracy > female ministers amongst High income OECD countries in 2000.
  • France ranked 4th last for democracy > female ministers amongst European Union in 2000.
  • Lebanon ranked second for democracy > female ministers amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2000.
  • Brazil ranked third last for democracy > female ministers amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2000.
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