Women Business and Law

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WBL Index

Women, Business and the Law 2021 studies and analyze laws and regulations affecting women’s economic opportunity.  The report is published by World Bank and provides data about eight indicators. These indicators are Mobility, Workplace, Pay, Marriage, Parenthood, Entrepreneurship, Assets, and Pension.

WBL & South Asia

Afghanistan's score in WBL is the lowest in the region, followed by Bangladesh and Pakistan. India's performance is poor in the laws regarding pay and the highest score is in regulations regarding mobility, workplace, and Marriage. 

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WBL & South Asia

WBL index score is 64 out of 100. The laws and regulations which promote women economic participation rate are related to mobility and workplace. However, the region's performance regarding parenthood score performance is very low, 30 out of 100.