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 in Afghanistan 2017
Doing Business in Afghanistan 2017 is the first report of the subnational Doing Business series in Afghanistan. It measures business regulations and their enforcement in 5 provinces: Balkh (Mazar-i-Sharif), Herat (Herat), Kabul (Kabul), Kandahar (Kandahar), Nangarhar (Jalalabad). The report measures regulations affecting 4 stages of the life of a small or medium-size business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity and registering property.
The case study discusses the economic benefits of shareholder empowerment. It also contributes to defining sound corporate governance. Doing Business data confirm the positive relationship between greater protection of minority shareholders and capital market development.
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 »