Women, Business and the Law


Covering 189 economies, Women, Business and the Law provides comparable data across seven topics. The methodology was designed as an easily replicable benchmark of the legal environment for women as entrepreneurs and employees. To understand where laws facilitate or hinder gender equality and women’s economic participation, Women, Business and the Law 2018 provides scores for the first time for each of its seven topics. Scores are obtained by calculating the unweighted average of the scored questions within that topic, and scaling the result to 100.

View the complete methodology by question below, or download the methodology for scored questions here.