SDG 5 / Target 5.5: ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life

Trend analysis of the official SDG data using the SDG Data Explorer Tool created by the Commonwealth Secretariat shows that among all Commonwealth countries, the proportion of women in managerial positions is highest in Barbados at 48.6% and the lowest in Pakistan at 4.93%. The Commonwealth country that has made the greatest improvement in appointing women to managerial positions since the year 2000 is Malta. Based on the data that is available, the Commonwealth average for the proportion of women in managerial positions over this period has improved marginally from 29.21% in 2000 to 33.24% in 2019.