By documenting changes in regulation in 12 areas of business activity in 190 economies, Doing Business analyzes regulation that encourages efficiency and supports freedom to do business.
The data collected by Doing Business address three questions about government.
- First, when do governments change regulation with a view to develop their private sector?
- Second, what are the characteristics of reformist governments?
- Third, what are the effects of regulatory change on different aspects of economic or
With these objectives at hand, Doing Business measures the processes for business incorporation, getting a building permit, obtaining an electricity connection, transferring property, getting access to credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, engaging in international trade, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency.
Doing Business acknowledges the 10 economies that improved the most on the ease of doing business after implementing regulatory reforms. In Doing Business 2020, the 10 top improvers are Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Togo, Bahrain, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Kuwait, China, India, and Nigeria.