January 24, 2018

The World Bank Group has released the Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs is the fifteenth in an annual series of reports providing objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement. ODI Partners Matjaž Jan and Branko Ilić and ODI Senior Associate Maša Drkušić were invited to contribute to the development of the report’s indicators as legal experts.

This year’s report measures aspects of regulation affecting 11 areas of the life of the life of a business. Ten of these areas are included in this year’s ranking on the ease of doing business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxses, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency. Doing business also measures features of labor market regulation, which is not includede in this year’s ranking.

Data in the report is current as of June 1, 2017.

The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms of business regulation have worked, where and why.

Click here to get the full report.


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