Women’s property rights are essential for women’s empowerment. Equal access to property ownership and inheritance is associated with greater female labor force participation...

Nayda L. Almodóvar-Reteguis |

Progress towards women’s entrepreneurial development has increased over the past ten years. However, female entrepreneurs continue to face multiple obstacles in their journey – one of them being…

Maereg Tewoldebirhan Alemayehu, Kavell Joseph |

We are excited to host a two-day conference that will bring together more than 40 government representatives from 12 countries to explore how to maximize the impact of community-driven development…

Anna Wellenstein, Franck Bousquet |

This blog is a part of a series using data from the Women, Business and the Law project. The data explores legal and regulatory challenges faced by women through different stages of their working…

Kavell Joseph |

Left photo: Mobile food delivery person. © Artavazd Hakobayan/World Bank. Right photo: Moscow metro map. © news.metro.ru From meal orders to grocery delivery, the online market for food is growing…

Ingrid Katrina Korsgard, Artavazd Hakobyan |

This blog is a part of a series using data from the Women, Business and the Law project. The data explores legal and regulatory challenges faced by women through different stages of their working…

Aarushi Sinha, Divyanshi Wadhwa, Laura A. Ruiz-Gaona |

© Flore de Preneuf/World Bank [[tweetable]]One way or another blockchain, that distributed ledger technology we keep hearing and reading about, means greater traceability.[[/tweetable]] And when…

Randolph Kent, Julian Lampietti, Eva Hasiner |

Only one in five working-age women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has a job or is actively looking for one. Currently, women make up only 21% of the labor force and only…

Lili Mottaghi |

Do you think the world is becoming more equal for women at work? The recently published Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform gives us some insight. While achieving gender equality…

Sarah Iqbal, Rita Ramalho |

Left photo: Patrick Quade. Right photo: Flore de Preneuf/ World Bank [[tweetable]]Unsafe foods cost developing economies over $110 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses each year[[/…

Colin Finan, Patrick Quade |