The World Bank Group has released the Doing Business 2019: Training
for Reform, a World Bank Group flagship publication, 16th in a series of annual
reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that
constrain it. 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.
Business presents quantitative
indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that
can be compared across 190 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over
Doing Business measures regulations affecting 11 areas 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 taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and
resolving insolvency. Doing
Business also measures labor market regulation, which is not included
in this year’s ranking.
Data in Doing Business 2019 are current as of May 1, 2018. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms of business regulation have worked, where and why.
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