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Women, Business and the Law measures how laws, regulations and institutions differentiate between women and men in ways that may affect women’s incentives or capacity to work or to set up and run a business.

Kaushik Basu
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group
Augusto Lopez-Claros
Director of the Global Indicators Department, World Bank Group
Meaza Ashenafi
Adviser, Gender and Women’s Rights, Capacity Development Division, UNECA
Yasmeen Hassan
Global Executive Director, Equality Now
Caren Grown
Senior Director, Gender CCSA, World Bank Group
Mina Al-Oraibi (Moderator)
Middle East Journalist

Long-term finance has a fundamental role to play in generating higher growth and welfare. The Global Financial Development Report 2015 identifies the levers available to policy makers to promote greater access.

Kaushik Basu
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group
Asli Demirgüç-Kunt
Director of Research, Development Research Group, World Bank Group
Bertrand Badré
Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer
Mahmoud Mohieldin
Special Envoy for the President, World Bank Group
Peer Stein
Director, Finance and Markets Global Practice, World Bank

Women in emerging economies have growing incomes and buying power. The financial risks they face are also growing. As a result, by 2030, the insurance industry is expected to earn more than $1 trillion from women alone—half of it in just 10 markets.

Jin-Yong Cai
Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC
Henriette Kolb
Head, Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation
Denis Duverne
Deputy CEO, AXA Group
Gaëlle Olivier
CEO, General Insurance, AXA Asia
Nena Stoiljkovic
Vice President, Global Client Services, World Bank Group
Dimitris Tsitsiragos
Vice President, Global Client Services, World Bank Group
Katty Kay
Presenter, BBC World News