The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 190 economies and selected cities at the subnational level. Read more »
Doing Business 2017 – Case studies spotlight
Getting Credit — Credit Information: Casting a wide net to expand financial inclusion
A comprehensive credit reporting system that distributes data from alternative sources (trade creditors, leasing companies, retailers, utilities and microfinance institutions) contributes to an inclusive financial infrastructure. These data can improve the scope of credit reports and incentivize borrower discipline helping potential low-income and SME borrowers build a credit history.
This report, the eleventh in a series from the World Bank Group and PwC, measures tax systems for a domestic company complying with tax laws and regulations in each economy. The case-study company is a small to medium-size manufacturer and retailer, chosen to ensure that its business can be identified with and compared worldwide. In an expanded analysis this year, the report includes a new measure on postfiling processes: claiming a Value Added Tax refund and going through a corporate income tax audit.
This World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 14th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations that can be compared across 190 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time. Read more »