The Enforcing Contracts measure uses 2 items from the 2019 World Bank Doing Business Survey-a project to measure the regulations and enforcement of these regulations on small and medium sized companies in the private sector of 190 countries. The Enforcing Contracts module asks about laws regarding the weight of testimony of women compared to men in a civil procedure law. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.
Geographies Tested: Afghanistan,Albania,Algeria,Angola,Antigua and Barbuda,Argentina,Armenia,Australia,Austria,Azerbaijan,Bahrain,Bangladesh,Barbados,Belarus,Belgium,Belize,Benin,Bhutan,Bolivia,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Botswana,Brazil,Brunei,Bulgaria,Burkina Faso,Burundi,Cambodia,Cameroon,Canada,Cape Verde,Central African Republic,Chad,Chile,China,Colombia,Comoros,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Republic of the Congo,Costa Rica,Cote d'Ivoire,Croatia,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Denmark,Djibouti,Dominica,Dominican Republic,East Timor Timor-Leste,Ecuador,Egypt,El Salvador,Equatorial Guinea,Eritrea,Estonia,Ethiopia,Fiji,Finland,France,Gabon,Georgia,Germany,Ghana,Greece,Grenada,Guatemala,Guinea,Guinea-Bissau,Guyana,Haiti,Honduras,Hungary,Iceland,India,Indonesia,Iran,Iraq,Ireland,Israel,Italy,Jamaica,Japan,Jordan,Kazakhstan,Kenya,Kiribati,Korea, South,Kosovo,Kuwait,Kyrgyzstan,Laos,Latvia,Lebanon,Lesotho,Liberia,Libya,Liechtenstein,Lithuania,Luxembourg,Macedonia,Madagascar,Malawi,Malaysia,Maldives,Mali,Malta,Marshall Islands,Mauritania,Mauritius,Mexico,Micronesia, Federated States of,Moldova,Mongolia,Montenegro,Morocco,Mozambique,Myanmar (Burma),Namibia,Nauru,Nepal,Netherlands,New Zealand,Nicaragua,Niger,Nigeria,Norway,Oman,Pakistan,Palau,Panama,Papua New Guinea,Paraguay,Peru,Philippines,Poland,Portugal,Qatar,Romania,Russia,Rwanda,Saint Kitts and Nevis,Saint Lucia,Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,Samoa,San Marino,Saudi Arabia,Senegal,Serbia,Seychelles,Sierra Leone,Singapore,Slovakia,Slovenia,Solomon Islands,Somalia,South Africa,South Sudan,Spain,Sri Lanka,Sudan,Suriname,Sweden,Switzerland,Syria,Taiwan,Tajikistan,Tanzania,Thailand,The Bahamas,The Gambia,Togo,Tonga,Trinidad and Tobago,Tunisia,Turkey,Uganda,Ukraine,United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom,United States of America,Uruguay,Uzbekistan,Vanuatu,Vatican City,Venezuela,Vietnam,Yemen,Zambia,Zimbabwe
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adults
2. According to the applicable civil procedure law, does a woman’s testimony carry the same evidentiary weight in court as a man’s in all types of court cases?
2. If not, in which kind of cases do they not carry the same weight (e.g. commercial, family, etc.)?
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* Numeric codes for the Response Options above were not provided in the original questionnaire.
World Bank Group. (2019). Doing Business 2019 - Enforcing Contracts Questionnaire. https://www.doingbusiness.org/content/dam/doingBusiness/media/Methodology/Survey-Instruments/DB19/DB19-EC-questionnaire-en.pdf
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