"The dataset identifies barriers to women's economic participation and encourages the reform of discriminatory laws"
Women, Business and the Law (WBL) is a World Bank Group project collecting unique data on the laws and regulations that restrict women's economic opportunities.
Since 2009, Women, Business and the Law has enhanced the study of gender equality and informed discussions on improving women's economic opportunities and empowerment. The dataset offers objective and measurable benchmarks for global progress toward gender equality. Comparable across economies, the data is useful for research and policy discussions on improving women's economic opportunities.
Over the last decade, Women, Business and the Law has expanded coverage to 187 economies and 8 topics - Going Places, Starting a Job, Getting Paid, Getting Marries, Having Children, Running a Business, Managing Assets, and Getting a Pension - all relevant to women's economic participation.