The Women, Business and the Law index is a longstanding and essential tool revealing gaps in countries’ legal frameworks, paving the way for policy reforms.

Julia Braunmiller |

We hosted a virtual capacity-building workshop in December 2022 that brought together members of civil society and non-government organizations, private sector representatives, and legal…

Natália Mazoni, Héloïse Groussard |

Since 2021, 18 economies introduced a total 34 reforms toward gender equality, the lowest number since 2001.

Taylor Boyce, Charlotte Nan Jiang, Norman Loayza |

A stand-alone Ministry of Gender would institutionalize the gender approach, target resources, and signal the government commitment to gender equality.

Alena Sakhonchik, Marina Elefante |

Gender equality and fair treatment of women and girls is a moral imperative, but global data analytics, evidence and experience clearly demonstrate that including women also fosters economic…

Christopher Stephens |

Women, Business and the Law 2023 finds that the global Women, Business and the Law index average is 77.1 out of 100.

Norman Loayza, Tea Trumbic |

We-Fi Zambia tackles some of the key constraints facing SMEs, particularly women-led SMEs, in Zambia, such as gaps in financial management and documentation that can make assessing an SME’s…

Qursum Qasim |

Recently published Women, Business and the Law (WBL) brief “Legal Reforms to Protect Women at Home and at Work in São Tomé and Príncipe,” investigates how reform efforts resulted in the…

Natália Mazoni, Claudia Corminales |

The World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2022 added new pilot research on laws for childcare provision in 95 economies. The data identifies regulatory interventions on the availability,…

Hannelore Maria Leona Niesten, Alena Sakhonchik |

Would you get paid leave after giving birth in your country? Would your partner have more paid days off than you?

Marie Caitriona Hyland, Liang Shen, Sarah Bunker |