Human Development Data for the Arab States

Shares in parliament (female-male ratio)

Ratio of seats held by a respective gender in a lower or single house or an upper house or senate, where relevant.

Source: IPU (2011)


Country/Region 2000 2005 2008 2009 2011
Algeria 0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Bahrain .. 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Comoros .. 0 0 0 0
Djibouti 0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Egypt 0 0 0 0 ..
Iraq .. 0 0.3 0.3 0.3
Jordan 0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Kuwait 0 0 0 0.1 0.1
Lebanon 0 0 0 0 0
Libya .. 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Mauritania 0 .. 0.2 0.2 0.2
Morocco 0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Oman .. 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Qatar .. .. 0 0 0
Saudi Arabia .. 0 0 0 0
Somalia .. 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Sudan .. 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3
Syrian Arab Republic .. 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Tunisia .. 0.2 0.2 0.3 ..
United Arab Emirates 0 0 0.3 0.3 0.3
Yemen 0 0 0 0 0
Arab States 0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 0 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
OECD Members 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
South Asia 0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
World 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2


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