Decision makers in fragile countries need quality data, but obtaining such data is challenging. A new report highlights how to tackle the challenge.
Data collection in South Sudan. Photo: © World Bank

Refugees face added obstacles to obtaining proof of identity needed to claim legal rights and access all kinds of services in host communities.
Refugees line up at the UNHCR registration center in Tripoli, Lebanon. Photo: © Mohamed Azakir/World Bank
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According to the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2020 report, women still have just three-fourths the legal rights of men. The report measures how laws and regulations affect women’s economic opportunity in 190 economies. The 2020 edition covers reforms conducted during a 2-year period ending in September 2019. Read More.


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