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World Bank to launch Women Business and Law 2018 Report tomorrow

WomenBiz Law 2018 marks the fifth edition of biennial reports measuring gender discrimination in legal treatment, and examining its economic consequences


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Updated: 28-03-2018 10:23 IST
World Bank to launch Women Business and Law 2018 Report tomorrow

Women Business and the Law 2018 (Image credit: World Bank)

Women, Business and the Law is a World Bank Group project that collects data on gender inequality in the law. The dataset diagnoses legal barriers limiting women's full economic participation and encourages policymakers to reform discriminatory laws and regulations.

WomenBiz Law 2018 marks the fifth edition of biennial reports measuring gender discrimination in legal treatment, and examining its economic consequences. This session will discuss the main findings from the Women Business and the Law 2018 report.

It measures how laws, regulations and institutions differentiate between women and men in ways that may affect women's incentives or capacity to work or to set up and run a business. It provides data on legal and regulatory barriers to women's entrepreneurship and employment in 173 economies, covering seven areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, going to court and protecting women from violence.

Examining laws affecting women's economic inclusion in 189 economies worldwide, the report will track the progress that has been made over the past two years and identify opportunities for reform to ensure economic empowerment for all.

Since its inception in 2008, Women, Business and the Law has collected unique data on laws and regulations constraining women's entrepreneurship and employment. The project diagnoses legal barriers limiting women's full economic participation and encourages policy makers to reform gender inequality laws and regulations.