With an average regional index score of 64.6 / 100, the Asia and the Pacific region falls right in the middle of the five regions covered by the 2019 SDG Gender Index. The region is home to three of the overall index’s top 25 performers, Australia, Japan and New Zealand, but no other countries in the region cross into “good” overall index scores. The difference between the highest ranked and lowest-ranked countries in the region (Australia and Pakistan) is 36 points – the second largest gap within any region in the world.