Women, Business and the Law 2014: Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality
Women, Business and the Law measures how laws, regulations, and institutions differentiate between women and men. It further discusses how the respective laws, regulations, and institutions may affect women’s incentives, capacity to work, or to set up and run a business. It objectively measures legal differences on the basis of gender in 143 economies, covering six areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, and going to court. This year’s report was published by Bloomsbury Publishing. wbl.worldbank.org.
Rangita de Silva de Alwis // Former Director, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI)Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program
Director, Global Indicators and Analysis, World Bank-IFC
Sarah Iqbal //Financial and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency, World Bank–IFC