The African Development Bank's first gender equality index ranks South Africa on top of 52 countries in the continent. But how did it arrive at that decision, and is that ranking enough to inform stakeholders, particularly policymakers, on where they can focus their interventions?

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  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.