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Doing Business 2018

The World Bank has just published “Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs”. The report measures the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing 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 time. Doing Business measures regulations affecting 11 …
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Doing Business 2017

The World Bank has just published “Doing Business 2016: Equal Opportunity for All.” The report measures the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing 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 time. Doing Business …
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Paying Taxes 2016: The Global Picture

Paying Taxes 2016, a joint effort of the World Bank Group and PwC, looks at tax regimes in 189 economies and provides an unrivalled global database. The results illustrate both successful reforms and reform challenges, as well as provide a platform for governments and businesses to engage in constructive discussion around tax reforms across a …
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Doing Business 2016

The World Bank has just published the report “Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency”. The report measures regulations affecting 10 areas of the life of a 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. Here’s a summary …
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Gender Equality at Work

The World Bank has just published “Gender at Work.” The report highlights the need for coordinated actions to advance equal opportunities for women in the world of work. According to the study, women are more economically excluded that men, and trends suggest that in the last 20 years women’s labor participation has dismissed, dropping from …
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World Bank International Debt Statistics Released

The World Bank has just released the 2014 edition of the “International Debt Statistics”, successor to Global Development Finance and World Debt Tables. It focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing and advanced economies. The report includes more than 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2012 …
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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 2014

The World Bank has just published Doing Business 2014: “Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises.” The report assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. This year’s report data cover regulations measured from …
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Tales from the Development Frontier

The World Bank has just published the study entitled “Tales from the Development Frontier: How China and Other Countries Harness Light Manufacturing to Create Jobs and Prosperity.” Despite widespread agreement among economists that labor-intensive manufacturing has contributed mightily to rapid development in China and other fast-growing economies, most developing countries have had little success in …
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Africa Competitiveness Report 2013

World Economic Forum, has just published “The Africa Competitiveness Report”. The study highlights areas requiring policy action and investment to ensure Africa lays the foundation for inclusive and sustained growth. Under the theme “Connecting Africa’s Markets in a Sustainable Way”, the report explores how Africa can connect its markets and communities through increased regional integration …
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