Women, Business and the Law 2016
This World Bank report measures and compares gender parity in 173 economies, using data about legal restrictions on women’s entrepreneurship and employment in order to inform policy discussions and promote research on the linkages between the law and women’s economic opportunities.
Digital Financial Solutions to Advance Women’s Economic Participation
This report from the World Bank Development Research Group, the Better Than Cash Alliance, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Women’s World Banking, given to the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, examines how governments, the private sector and development organizations can bring more women into the global economy through digital financial services.
She for Shield
This is the presentation given by Heather Kipnis, Entrepreneurship Lead, Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, during the panel The Women’s Market for Insurance at the 2015 GBA Summit.
Demand Data Sets: The Other Side of the Equation
This is the presentation given by Bénédicte de la Brière, Lead Economist, Gender, Human Development Network, World Bank Group, during the panel on Demand Data Sets at the 2015 Global Data Symposium.
Economic Empowerment – What Works?
A World Bank review of rigorous evaluations of interventions that seek to empower women economically, showing that the same class of interventions has significantly different outcomes depending on the client.
Women, Business and the Law: Removing Barriers to Economic Inclusion
This World Bank report measures and compares gender parity in 141 economies via legal differentiations on the basis of gender, covering six areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit and going to court.
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.
G20 Women Finance Report
This progress report provides an overview of the state of affairs and principal barriers to enhancing financial inclusion for women, and proposes an outline for G20-led women’s financial inclusion agenda, supported by the GPFI, OECD (and its International Network on Financial Education) and World Bank.
Opportunities in the Formal
Private Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean
This report from GTZ, the World Bank and the IDB looks at the progress LAC has made in supporting gender equality and suggests that a shift to placing more emphasis on promoting the growth of female-owned firms rather than on firm creation is needed to advance further.
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.