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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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Trouble in the Making? The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development

This report from the World Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice explains that the criteria for becoming a desirable manufacturing location are changing. Companies once influenced by the prospect of inexpensive labor costs are beginning to favor locations that can better take advantage of new technologies. The report is available from the World Bank …
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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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OECD report: Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2016

Entrepreneurship at a Glance is an annual publication that presents an original collection of indicators for measuring the state of entrepreneurship along with explanations of the policy context and interpretation of the data. This year’s report features wide-ranging indicators to monitor small business activity before, during and since the global economic crisis, assess international trade …
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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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A Greener Path to Competitiveness

The World Bank Group, CLASP and Carbon Trust have just published the report “A Greener Path to Competitiveness: Policies for Climate Action in Industries and Products.” The study offers recommendations and guidance on how companies and countries can stay competitive while implementing more climate-friendly technologies and strategies. The report finds that making climate-critical changes in …
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Regenerating Urban Land

The World Bank has just published the report “Regenerating Urban Land: A Practitioner’s Guide to Leveraging Private Investment.” The study looks at regeneration programs from eight cities around the world:  Ahmedabad, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, Santiago, Singapore, Seoul, Shanghai and Washington DC. According to the report, the single most crucial component in rejuvenating decaying urban areas …
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Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016

The World Bank has just published the “Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016.” The book attempts to present numbers and facts behind the stories of international migration and remittances, drawing on authoritative, publicly available data. It provides a snapshot of statistics on immigration, emigration, skilled emigration, and remittance flows for 210 countries and 15 regional and …
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Global Economic Prospects – January 2016

The World Bank has just published the report, “Global Economic Prospects: spillovers amid weak growth.” According to the study, weak growth among major emerging markets will weigh on global growth in 2016, but economic activity should still pick up modestly to a 2.9 percent pace, from 2.4 percent growth in 2015, as advanced economics gain speed. …
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Aging in East Asia and Pacific

The World Bank has just published the report “Live Long and Prosper: Aging in East Asia and Pacific.” The study shows that East Asia is aging faster than any other region in history, which could lead to a steep drop in the size of its workforce and sharp increases in public spending on pensions, health …
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