Women, Business and the Law
Women, Business and the Law (WBL) examines laws differentiating men and women in ways that affect opportunities and incentives to work. WBL is the main source of information to measure and monitor SDG 5.1.1 on the existence of legal frameworks to promote, enforce and monitor equality and discrimination on the basis of sex.
The Global Findex
The Global Findex provides indicators of financial inclusion to measure how people save, borrow, make payments and manage risk for more than 140 economies. Data are available by sex, age group, education level, income, employment status, and area of residence.
The Enterprise Surveys gather firm-level data on a broad range of topics including access to finance, infrastructure and performance alongside female participation in firm ownership, management and workforce composition in 139 countries.
The Doing Business project provides measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional levels. The project recently expanded data collection to account for gender discriminatory practices in four areas: starting a business, registering property, enforcing contracts, and labor market regulation.
MSME Finance Gap
The MSME Finance Gap measures the financing demand of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in emerging markets. Data on the total number of enterprises and their financial access are available by country, gender, and enterprise size.
Living Standards Measurement Study
The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) program provides technical assistance to national statistical offices (NSOs) in the design and implementation of multi-topic household surveys. Since its inception in the early 1980s, the LSMS program has worked with dozens of statistics offices around the world: generating high-quality data, incorporating innovative technologies and improved survey methodologies, and building technical capacity. The surveys are geo-referenced, computer-assisted, and use sensors for direct measurement. To date, more than 100 LSMS surveys have been produced in over 40 countries.
Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture
The Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) project collaborates with the national statistics offices of partner countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to design and implement systems of multi-topic, nationally representative panel household surveys with a strong focus on agriculture. These surveys collected detailed information at the individual level to understand men and women's agricultural and other income activities.
Living Standards Measurement Study - Plus
The Living Standards Measurement Study - Plus (LSMS+) project aims to improve the availability and quality of individual level data on ownership and rights of physical and financial assets; work and employment; and entrepreneurship, building on the UN Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE). The LSMS+ project also supports methodological and analytical research on time use data through household survey experiments that compare traditional and new methods of data collection (self-reported or enumerator conducted time use modules versus use of technology).