Doing Business in Colombia 2010
Also available in Spanish
Author: Subnational Doing Business
(1075.4 KB PDF)
Published: February 16, 2010
Doing Business in Colombia 2010, the second subnational report of the Doing Business series in Colombia, compares business regulations across 21 cities. The report focuses on local and national regulations that affect 6 stages in the life of a small to medium-size domestic firm: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property, paying taxes, trading across borders, and enforcing contracts. It identifies differences in local regulations and in the enforcement of national regulations that can enhance or constrain local business activity.
- The report finds widespread reforms across Colombia—each of the 13 cities previously benchmarked showed improvements in at least one of the areas measured.
- A hypothetical Colombian city that adopted all the best practices identified in this report would rank 17th of 183 economies globally—20 places ahead of Colombia’s position in the global Doing Business 2010 report.
- Doing business was easiest in Manizales, Ibagué, and Pereira. It was most difficult in Cali and Cartagena.
- Neiva made the most progress since 2008. After eliminating 11 procedures to start a business and 2 procedures to register property, it jumped from the bottom position to rank 11 out of 21 cities.
Watch a short documentary on the impact of regulatory reform in Colombia.
How would a city's ranking change if it reformed? See the impact of reforms by using the ranking simulator (60 kb excel file) to change indicator values. This exercise assumes that other cities don't reform.