The International Council of Small Business’ will hold a webinar featuring The World Bank Group’sWomen, Business and the Lawproject.
This event will take place on February 25 from 4:30-6:30 pm and will be
hosted by the George Washington University, in Washington DC.
Women, Business and the Law project examines how laws and institutions
may differentiate between men and women, in ways that can adversely
affect women’s participation in the economy as entrepreneurs, employers
and employees. Currently the Women, Business and the Law database covers
142 economies and 6 areas of law: accessing institutions, using
property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit,
and going to court.
Women, Business and the Law’s research shows:
economies with equal property rights for men and women, there are more
firms with female participation in ownership and more women have loans.
working hours and industry restrictions on women are more prevalent,
female labor force participation is lower. These restrictions make women
less flexible employees and narrow the number of jobs for which they
Business and the Law is not only a dataset, but a working policy tool.
The United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) uses our data
along with other economic and governances indicators, as a litmus test
to make decisions on providing funding to governments. As a result
governments from a range of countries such as: Niger, Senegal, Lesotho,
Cote d’Ivoire, and Cameroon have sought Women, Business and the Law’s
advice on which laws to reform to better integrate women into the
To learn more, visit: wbl.worldbank.org.
To join the meeting, open your web browser tohttp://icsb.adobeconnect.com/wec/on February 25, 2013 at 16:30 EST.