Women, Business and the Law

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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 data 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.

Type: 
Time Series
Acronym: 
WBL
Languages Supported: 
English
External Contact Email: 
Topics: 
Economic Growth
Gender
Jobs
Private Sector Development
Geographical Coverage: 
World
East Asia & Pacific
Europe & Central Asia
Latin America & Caribbean
Middle East & North Africa
North America
Bermuda
Canada
United States
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
Economy Coverage: 
Blend
High Income
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Lower Middle Income
Upper Middle Income
Number of Economies: 
190
Periodicity: 
Annual
Temporal Coverage: 
2009 - 2018
Release Date: 
January 1, 2010

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
March 4, 2020

Update Frequency

Update Frequency: 
Annually
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World Bank. 2020. Women, Business and the Law 2020. Washington, DC: World Bank. © World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/32639 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.

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 data 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.

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Modified Date
2020-03-04
Release Date
Periodicity
Annual
Identifier
75b78e53-0ffa-448d-890e-47722624fbbd
Temporal Coverage

2009 - 2018

License
License Not Specified
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Acronym: 
WBL
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Terms of Use: 
Number of Economies: 
190
Update Frequency: 
Is this dataset a subscription: 
No
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Start Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2009
End Date: 
Monday, December 31, 2018
DEC
Release Date: 
Friday, January 1, 2010
Last Updated Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
External Contact Email: 
Citation Text: 
World Bank. 2020. Women, Business and the Law 2020. Washington, DC: World Bank. © World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/32639 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
Modified date: 
18325
Primary Dataset: 
Yes

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