The power of parity: Advancing women's equality in Asia Pacific (Executive Summary)

Advancing women's equality in work and society represents one of the most sizable economic opportunities for the world.  In this report, McKinsey Global Institute explores the challenge of gender inequality in Asia Pacific and the path to parity together and country by country.  

Advancing women’s equality in the countries of Asia Pacific could add $4.5 trillion to their collective annual GDP by 2025, a 12 percent increase over the business-as-usual trajectory. Already a powerful engine of global growth, pursuing the goal of gender parity can lift many more women out of poverty, unleash the economic potential of many others, and reinforce the region’s dynamic growth story.