“The Southern Cone country is a champion in LGBT rights and in access to formal jobs, and continues making improvements in areas such as the amount of GDP spent on social projects and financial inclusion.”
“It continues to struggle, according to the report, with civil society participation and can improve on ethno-racial inclusion, where it ranked in the middle of the pack.”
In second place in the 2015 rankings—moving up two places—is the United States, which scored high across several indicators: women’s rights, financial inclusion and personal empowerment by gender and race.
Argentina was third, lagging in ethno-racial inclusion and civil society participation by race and gender. “Nevertheless, it outranks several of its peers in indicators such as GDP spent on social programs.”