The Global Findex
The Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) database, launched by the World Bank in 2011, provides comparable indicators showing how people around the world save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk. The 2014 edition of the database reveals that 62 percent of adults worldwide have an account at a bank or another type of financial institution or with a mobile money provider.
The ILO’s central statistics database ILOSTAT is the primary source for cross-country statistics on the labor market. The database contains over 100 indicators covering more than 230 countries and economies, including information on female employment by country.
Gender Equality and
The DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET) from OECD is the only international forum where experts from development cooperation agencies meet to define common approaches in support of gender equality and women’s rights.
Gender Inequality Index
The United Nations Development Programme’s GII measures gender inequalities in three important aspects of human development—reproductive health measured by maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rates; empowerment, measured by proportion of parliamentary seats occupied by females and proportion of adult females and males aged 25 years and older with at least some secondary education; and economic status expressed as labour market participation and measured by labour force participation rate of female and male populations aged 15 years and older.
Enterprise Surveys – Gender
Benchmarking female participation in firm ownership, management and the workforce is important to achieving gender equality promotion and empowerment of women. With the Enterprise Surveys Gender data, the World Bank provides information about women’s entrepreneurship and economic participation in the labor force.
Gender Equality Data and Statistics
Gender gaps exist in earnings, types of jobs, sectors of work, farmer productivity, and entrepreneurs’ firm sizes and profits, among other dimensions. This database helps demonstrate the opportunity of the Women’s Market.
The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources, presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates. The data includes information on the status of women in business and the economy.