The World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law (WBL) project seeks qualified family lawyers, labor lawyers, judges, academics, gender law experts and human rights experts willing to complete its surveys on a pro bono basis.

The project has tracked gender differentiation under the law since 2010 and currently spans 143 economies. WBL fills a critical data gap on how legislation affects women’s economic prospects, covering seven areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, going to court and protecting women from violence.

The data are used by the international community to measure women’s economic opportunities and serve as a resource for policy makers.Interested persons can email wbl@worldbank.org  indicating their area of expertise (family law, labor law, land law or violence against women) and country of expertise. Please mention the Law Society in your email. You can also sign up online to contribute. 

Sample surveys can be found here