Methodology Updates

Doing Business 2015

Methodology updates to the Doing Business Report

Additional cities included for large economies
Expanded coverage for most topics, including new data on quality of regulations
Calculation of rankings based on new scoring method
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  • The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 189 economies and selected cities at the subnational level. About Us »

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  • Doing Business 2015

    Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 12th 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 and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 189 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time.

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Subnational Reports

  • Doing Business in Central America and the Dominican Republic 2015

    This report compares business regulations in 22 cities and 10 ports in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. The study focuses on regulations that affect 4 stages in the life of a small to medium-size domestic firm and includes a gender perspective.

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