Starting off the year on a high note, Saudi Arabia earned itself the title of top reformer among 190 economies in the World Bank’s Women, Business, and the Law 2020 report, with an impressive score of 70.6 out of 100.
KSA lands the first place among GCC countries and second place in the Arab world. Saudi Arabia has made outstanding improvements in six out of eight indicators measured by the report: mobility, workplace, marriage, parenthood, entrepreneurship, and pension.
Issam Abu Sulaiman, the World Bank’s Regional Director for GCC, lauded the Kingdom’s achievement: “Saudi Arabia
“We expect that this will contribute tremendously to the realization of Vision 2030
The Kingdom has proved that it’s a global benchmark in four areas of reform: women’s mobility, workplace, entrepreneurship and pension.
Some life-changing improvements for women in the Kingdom include: expanding women’s access to employment opportunities in new sectors of the economy, lifting restrictions on their mobility, ensuring their access to public services, guaranteeing equal pay and retirement benefits, and protecting them against harassment and discrimination.