2018  marks  the  tenth  anniversary  of  the  SADC  Gender  Protocol  and  the Barometer. The Southern Africa Gender and Development Index (SGDI) introduced in 2011 is based on empirical data of 36 indicators as of 2017. ). The SGDI incorporates many indicators from the SADC Protocol on Gender Development monitoring, evaluation and results framework (MERF) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators, as well as its own unique measures of voice, choice and control. This is complemented by the Citizen Score which gives ordinary citizens an opportunity to hold their governments to account. Case studies of the SADC Gender Protocol @ Work provide qualitative insights on how the SADC Gender Protocol is used as a tool to promote gender equality.

The Barometer also introduces the Gender Responsive Assessment of Constitutions and Laws conducted by Alliance experts and networks around the region.

Click here for the SADC Gender Protocol 2018 Barometer, click here to view the related surveys and reports and the Barometer data portal.

Regional Barometers

2018 2017 2016 2015
Barometer 2016 cover small 2015
2014 2013 2012 2011
2014 2013 2012 2011
2010 2009
2010 2009


Country Barometers



2015 Country Barometers

Botswana Lesotho Madagascar Malawi
 botswana  lesotho  madagascar  malawi
Mozambique  Namibia  South Africa   Zimbabwe 
 mozambique  namibia  southafrica  zimbabwe

2013 Country Barometers

Botswana             Lesotho             Malawi             Mauritius
 08611_resized_barobotscover  08723_resized_barolesothocover malawi2013  mauritius
South Africa             Swaziland             Zambia Zimbabwe
 sa 08724_resized_baroswazicover  zambiba  zim


Lesotho Madagascar Malawi Mauritius
06498_resized_baro-lesotho 06497_resized_baro-mada 05947_resized_malawicover 05964_resized_mauritiuscover
Mozambique Namibia Swaziland Zambia
06500_resized_baromozcover 06261_resized_barometernamibiacover 06297_resized_baroswazicover 06099_resized_zambiabarometer-cover


Botswana DRC Madagascar  Malawi
 03733_resized_barometer-botswana2010  04127_resized_barometerdrc2010  04128_resized_barometermadagascar2010  03829_resized_barometermalawi2010