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Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018

The Arab World is at a critical juncture. Ambitious economic and social reforms bring great economic promise to the region and at the same time we continue to see fragility and persisting inequalities that can potentially erode social cohesion. The “Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018“, which is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the …
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Paying Taxes 2014

The World Bank, jointly with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and PwC, has just released the report, “Paying Taxes 2014: The Global Picture.” The period covered by the study (2004 to 2012) has seen the end of a sustained period of economic growth, a severe recession and a slow recovery. Governments continue to be under …
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Doing Business in the Arab World 2012

The International Finance Corporation and the World Bank have just published the report, “Doing Business in the Arab World 2012.” According to the study, 13 of 20 economies in the Arab world adopted a total of 20 business regulatory reforms to create opportunity for domestic entrepreneurs. The majority of the reforms, captured from June 2010 …
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Doing Business in the East African Community 2012

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank (WB) have just published the report “Doing Business in the East African Community 2012.” According to the study, 2010/11 saw improvements to the business environment in all five economies of the East African Community (EAC): Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The EAC saw its five …
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Navigating Through Crises

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has just published “Navigating through Crises: A Handbook for Boards”. The aim of the study is help emerging-market companies and their boards improve crisis preparedness, recover from the recent financial turmoil, and emerge as more sustainable and competitive businesses. The content of the handbook is based on empirical academic research …
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Paying Taxes 2010: The Global Picture

The World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers have just published the Paying Taxes 2010 report. The study is a worldwide country comparison that measures tax regulation performance, using small to medium-size business case studies to analyze how easy or difficult it is to pay corporate business taxes. It includes the “paying taxes” indicator …
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Doing Business in the Arab World 2010

The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation has published its report, Doing Business in the Arab World 2009. The report examines the business regulatory environment of 20 Arab economies in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. During the period studied, June 2008 and May 2009, 16 Arab economies introduced 38 reforms to …
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Doing business in India 2009

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank have just published a new report: Doing business in India 2009. The study finds that it is easer to start and operate a business now than it was three years ago in many large Indian cities. The report compares business regulations across 17 Indian cities and …
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