Country Rankings on Women's Equality

Women Equality Rally

A demonstration for women's equality in Barcelona, Spain

The World Bank recently published a report on Women, Business, and the Law Report 2019 which analyzed how women are affected by legal gender discrimination in terms of choosing employment and entrepreneurship.

There were 8 indicators used in the study which are:

1) Going places;
2) Starting a job;
3) Getting paid;
4) Getting married;
5) Having children;
6) Running a business;
7) Managing assets; and
8) Getting a pension

The report revealed that Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia, Luxembourg, and Sweden are the leading countries where women and man are given equal rights in the above indicators.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia (25.63), United Arab Emirates (29.38), Sudan (29.38), Iran (41.25), and Qatar (32.5) had the least WBI score.

2019 Women's Equality Index


Rank CountryWBL Index
1Country Rankings on Women's Equality 1Belgium100
1Country Rankings on Women's Equality 2Denmark100
1Country Rankings on Women's Equality 3France100
1Country Rankings on Women's Equality 4Latvia100
1Country Rankings on Women's Equality 5Luxembourg100
1Country Rankings on Women's Equality 6Sweden100
7Country Rankings on Women's Equality 7Austria97.5
7Country Rankings on Women's Equality 8Canada97.5
7Country Rankings on Women's Equality 9Estonia97.5
7Country Rankings on Women's Equality 10Finland97.5
7Country Rankings on Women's Equality 11Greece97.5
7Country Rankings on Women's Equality 12Ireland97.5
7Country Rankings on Women's Equality 13Portugal97.5
7Country Rankings on Women's Equality 14Spain97.5
7Country Rankings on Women's Equality 15United Kingdom97.5
16Country Rankings on Women's Equality 16Australia96.88
16Country Rankings on Women's Equality 17Iceland96.88
16Country Rankings on Women's Equality 18Serbia96.88
19Country Rankings on Women's Equality 19Peru95
20Country Rankings on Women's Equality 20Croatia94.38
20Country Rankings on Women's Equality 21Czech Republic94.38
20Country Rankings on Women's Equality 22Italy94.38
20Country Rankings on Women's Equality 23Netherlands94.38
20Country Rankings on Women's Equality 24Norway94.38
20Country Rankings on Women's Equality 25Paraguay94.38
20Country Rankings on Women's Equality 26Slovakia94.38
27Country Rankings on Women's Equality 27Bulgaria93.75
27Country Rankings on Women's Equality 28Hungary93.75
27Country Rankings on Women's Equality 29Lithuania93.75
27Country Rankings on Women's Equality 30Poland93.75
31Country Rankings on Women's Equality 31Germany91.88
31Country Rankings on Women's Equality 32Kosovo91.88
31Country Rankings on Women's Equality 33Malta91.88
31Country Rankings on Women's Equality 34Mauritius91.88
35Country Rankings on Women's Equality 35Albania91.25
35Country Rankings on Women's Equality 36New Zealand91.25
35Country Rankings on Women's Equality 37Taiwan91.25
38Country Rankings on Women's Equality 38Romania90.63
38Country Rankings on Women's Equality 39Slovenia90.63
40Country Rankings on Women's Equality 40Ecuador89.38
40Country Rankings on Women's Equality 41Saint Lucia89.38
42Country Rankings on Women's Equality 42Cyprus88.75
42Country Rankings on Women's Equality 43Dominican Republic88.75
42Country Rankings on Women's Equality 44El Salvador88.75
42Country Rankings on Women's Equality 45Uruguay88.75
46Country Rankings on Women's Equality 46Bosnia and Herzegovina88.13
46Country Rankings on Women's Equality 47Laos88.13
46Country Rankings on Women's Equality 48North Macedonia88.13
46Country Rankings on Women's Equality 49South Africa88.13
50Country Rankings on Women's Equality 50Guyana86.88
50Country Rankings on Women's Equality 51Zimbabwe86.88
52Country Rankings on Women's Equality 52Cape Verde86.25
52Country Rankings on Women's Equality 53Hong Kong86.25
52Country Rankings on Women's Equality 54Mexico86.25
52Country Rankings on Women's Equality 55Namibia86.25
52Country Rankings on Women's Equality 56Nicaragua86.25
57Country Rankings on Women's Equality 57Colombia85
57Country Rankings on Women's Equality 58South Korea85
59Country Rankings on Women's Equality 59Moldova84.38
59Country Rankings on Women's Equality 60Tanzania84.38
59Country Rankings on Women's Equality 61Togo84.38
62Country Rankings on Women's Equality 62Bahamas83.75
62Country Rankings on Women's Equality 63Kenya83.75
62Country Rankings on Women's Equality 64Malawi83.75
62Country Rankings on Women's Equality 65United States of America83.75
66Country Rankings on Women's Equality 66Armenia83.13
66Country Rankings on Women's Equality 67Mongolia83.13
68Country Rankings on Women's Equality 68Bolivia82.5
68Country Rankings on Women's Equality 69Singapore82.5
68Country Rankings on Women's Equality 70Switzerland82.5
71Country Rankings on Women's Equality 71Brazil81.88
71Country Rankings on Women's Equality 72Montenegro81.88
71Country Rankings on Women's Equality 73Tajikistan81.88
71Country Rankings on Women's Equality 74Vietnam81.88
75Country Rankings on Women's Equality 75Philippines81.25
75Country Rankings on Women's Equality 76Puerto Rico81.25
77Country Rankings on Women's Equality 77Israel80.63
77Country Rankings on Women's Equality 78Rwanda80.63
79Country Rankings on Women's Equality 79Costa Rica80
79Country Rankings on Women's Equality 80Timor-Leste80
81Country Rankings on Women's Equality 81Belize79.38
81Country Rankings on Women's Equality 82Georgia79.38
81Country Rankings on Women's Equality 83Japan79.38
81Country Rankings on Women's Equality 84Panama79.38
81Country Rankings on Women's Equality 85Turkey79.38
86Country Rankings on Women's Equality 86Azerbaijan78.75
86Country Rankings on Women's Equality 87Belarus78.75
86Country Rankings on Women's Equality 88Ukraine78.75
86Country Rankings on Women's Equality 89Zambia78.75
90Country Rankings on Women's Equality 90Côte d'Ivoire78.13
91Country Rankings on Women's Equality 91Chile77.5
91Country Rankings on Women's Equality 92San MariNo77.5
91Country Rankings on Women's Equality 93Trinidad and Tobago77.5
94Country Rankings on Women's Equality 94Angola76.88
94Country Rankings on Women's Equality 95Burkina Faso76.88
94Country Rankings on Women's Equality 96Kyrgyzstan76.88
94Country Rankings on Women's Equality 97Mozambique76.88
94Country Rankings on Women's Equality 98São Tomé and Príncipe76.88
99Country Rankings on Women's Equality 99Argentina76.25
99Country Rankings on Women's Equality 100China76.25
99Country Rankings on Women's Equality 101Seychelles76.25
102Country Rankings on Women's Equality 102Kazakhstan75.63
103Country Rankings on Women's Equality 103Cambodia75
103Country Rankings on Women's Equality 104Ghana75
103Country Rankings on Women's Equality 105Honduras75
103Country Rankings on Women's Equality 47Liberia75
103Country Rankings on Women's Equality 107Thailand75
108Country Rankings on Women's Equality 108Benin74.38
108Country Rankings on Women's Equality 109Fiji74.38
108Country Rankings on Women's Equality 110Gambia74.38
111Country Rankings on Women's Equality 111Barbados73.75
111Country Rankings on Women's Equality 112Maldives73.75
111Country Rankings on Women's Equality 113Samoa73.75
114Country Rankings on Women's Equality 114Burundi73.13
114Country Rankings on Women's Equality 115Morocco73.13
114Country Rankings on Women's Equality 116Russia73.13
114Country Rankings on Women's Equality 117Uganda73.13
118Country Rankings on Women's Equality 118Kiribati72.5
118Country Rankings on Women's Equality 96Lesotho72.5
120Country Rankings on Women's Equality 120Eritrea71.88
120Country Rankings on Women's Equality 121Ethiopia71.88
120Country Rankings on Women's Equality 122Grenada71.88
120Country Rankings on Women's Equality 123Madagascar71.88
124Country Rankings on Women's Equality 124Central African Republic71.25
124Country Rankings on Women's Equality 125India71.25
126Country Rankings on Women's Equality 126Guatemala70.63
126Country Rankings on Women's Equality 127Uzbekistan70.63
127Country Rankings on Women's Equality 128Democratic Republic of the Congo70
128Country Rankings on Women's Equality 129Antigua and Barbuda69.38
128Country Rankings on Women's Equality 130Bhutan69.38
130Country Rankings on Women's Equality 131Nigeria68.75
131Country Rankings on Women's Equality 132Guinea68.13
131Country Rankings on Women's Equality 133Jamaica68.13
131Country Rankings on Women's Equality 134Saint Kitts and Nevis68.13
131Country Rankings on Women's Equality 135Saint Vincent and the Grenadines68.13
135Country Rankings on Women's Equality 38Chad66.25
135Country Rankings on Women's Equality 137Equatorial Guinea66.25
135Country Rankings on Women's Equality 138Vanuatu66.25
139Country Rankings on Women's Equality 139Sri Lanka65.63
139Country Rankings on Women's Equality 140Suriname65.63
141Country Rankings on Women's Equality 141Indonesia64.38
142Country Rankings on Women's Equality 142Eswatini63.75
142Country Rankings on Women's Equality 143Senegal63.75
144Country Rankings on Women's Equality 144Sierra Leone63.13
145Country Rankings on Women's Equality 145Dominica62.5
145Country Rankings on Women's Equality 146Papua New Guinea62.5
147Country Rankings on Women's Equality 147Micronesia61.25
148Country Rankings on Women's Equality 148Botswana60.63
149Country Rankings on Women's Equality 149Djibouti59.38
150Country Rankings on Women's Equality 150Comoros58.75
150Country Rankings on Women's Equality 151LebaNon58.75
150Country Rankings on Women's Equality 152Marshall Islands58.75
150Country Rankings on Women's Equality 153Palau58.75
150Country Rankings on Women's Equality 154Tonga58.75
150Country Rankings on Women's Equality 155Tunisia58.75
156Country Rankings on Women's Equality 156Gabon58.13
156Country Rankings on Women's Equality 157Haiti58.13
158Country Rankings on Women's Equality 158Algeria57.5
159Country Rankings on Women's Equality 103Cameroon56.88
159Country Rankings on Women's Equality 160Solomon Islands56.88
161Country Rankings on Women's Equality 4Libya56.25
161Country Rankings on Women's Equality 162Myanmar56.25
163Country Rankings on Women's Equality 163Mali54.38
164Country Rankings on Women's Equality 164Brunei Darussalam53.13
164Country Rankings on Women's Equality 165Nepal53.13
164Country Rankings on Women's Equality 166Niger53.13
167Country Rankings on Women's Equality 167Egypt50.63
168Country Rankings on Women's Equality 168Malaysia50
169Country Rankings on Women's Equality 169Bangladesh49.38
170Country Rankings on Women's Equality 170Palestine46.88
171Country Rankings on Women's Equality 171Republic of the Congo46.25
171Country Rankings on Women's Equality 172Pakistan46.25
173Country Rankings on Women's Equality 173South Sudan45.63
174Country Rankings on Women's Equality 174Oman44.38
175Country Rankings on Women's Equality 175Iraq41.88
175Country Rankings on Women's Equality 176Mauritania41.88
177Country Rankings on Women's Equality 177Afghanistan38.13
178Country Rankings on Women's Equality 178Bahrain37.5
179Country Rankings on Women's Equality 179Guinea-Bissau36.25
180Country Rankings on Women's Equality 180Jordan35
180Country Rankings on Women's Equality 151Kuwait35
182Country Rankings on Women's Equality 182Syria34.38
183Country Rankings on Women's Equality 183Qatar32.5
184Country Rankings on Women's Equality 184Iran31.25
185Country Rankings on Women's Equality 185Sudan29.38
186Country Rankings on Women's Equality 186United Arab Emirates29.38
187Country Rankings on Women's Equality 187Saudi Arabia25.63

 

Source: World Bank
Full report: 2019 Woman, Business, and the Law Report