Summary of Doing Business 2017

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The 14th edition of the World Bank’s annual flagship report, Doing Business 2017, presents measures of regulatory governance for 190 national economies. It assesses 11 categories important to business, including starting and operating a successful enterprise, as well as providing analyses of labor rules and government procurement processes. As found in previous editions of this study, nations that adopt transparent, equal-access, streamlined and pro-growth regulatory policies boost their business output, while countries that impose Byzantine rules undermine economic development. getAbstract recommends this useful work to policy makers and entrepreneurs interested in an authoritative source of information about business regulatory environments around the world.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the regulatory landscape looks like for businesses across the globe,
  • How different countries approach regulatory reform and
  • What best practices sovereigns can adopt to create a sound regulatory architecture.

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The World Bank provides financial and technical assistance to developing countries.



Research Reveals
To report on the financial forces at work in 190 national economies across the globe, the World Bank examined regulations that aid or impede small- to medium-sized business start-ups and operations in large metropolitan areas. The resulting standardized measures allow...

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