The World Bank Doing Business has released it's 2013 report designed to assess the regions and economies making the biggest improvements for local entrepreneurs.
The report focuses on topics key to startups, demonstrating the level of ease of operating in 185 countries, and making suggestions to promote smarter regulations for small and medium-size enterprises.
Over the last 10 years, they estimate that 180 economies implemented close to 2,000 business regulatory reforms.
Evidence suggests that policy makers that wish to build up the private sector need to pay attention to the “quality of laws, regulations and institutional arrangements that shape daily economic life.”
The report’s major topics include:
- starting a business
- dealing with construction permits
- getting electricity
- registering properly
- getting credit
- protecting investors
- paying taxes
- trading across borders
- enforcing contracts
- resolving insolvency
Download the report for full details.