Gender Development Index [GDI] Law and Legal Definition

The Gender Development Index (GDI) is a composite indicator that measures the development of states according to the standard of living in a country. GDI is developed by the U.N. and it is used as one of the five indicators by the United Nations Development Program in their annual Human Development Report. It highlights inequalities in the areas of long and healthy life, knowledge, and a decent standard of living between men and women.