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IFC Sustainability

Women and Business: Data


The following World Bank Group websites can inform research and policy discussions on how to improve women's economic opportunities and outcomes.


  • Women, Business, and the Law: Presents indicators based on laws and regulations affecting women's prospects as entrepreneurs and employees.
  • Gender Law Library: A collection of national legal provisions impacting women's economic status in 183 economies.
  • Enterprise Surveys: Provides the world's most comprehensive company-level data in emerging markets and developing economies. This includes benchmarking female participation in firm ownership and the workforce in 125 countries.
  • Gender Data Portal: Data here covers demography, education, health, labor force and employment, and political participation.
  • World Bank Global Financial Inclusion Gender Data: The Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) Database is a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to measure how people in 148 countries - including the poor, women, and rural residents - save, borrow, make payments and manage risk.


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