Doing Business Data

Doing Business offers economic data from 2003 to the present. The data is presented in a variety of ways useful to researchers, policy makers, journalists and others. Here are some of the options:

Economy Snapshots

See all the data for 189 economies: rankings for topics, indicator values, and detailed information like the steps required to start a business. Multi-city data available for 11 economies (Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Russian Federation and the United States) with populations over 100 million as of 2013.

Subnational Snapshots

See all the data for a city or region within an economy: rankings for topics, indicator values, and detailed information like the steps required to start a business.
Learn more about Subnational reports


For an in-depth, cross-economy view of the data, head to one of 11 Doing Business topic pages. Compare dozens of indicators for topics ranging from starting a business to resolving insolvency.

Distance to Frontier

The Doing Business distance to frontier score measures the gap between a particular economy’s performance and the best practice, and serves as basis for the ease of doing business rankings. How does your economy compare to others and over time?
View the distance to frontier scores
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The Ease of Doing Business index ranks Singapore first among 189 economies. Where does your economy rank? Rank economies within their region, income group, or population size.
View the rankings

Additional Datasets

Entrepreneurship provides information on business density and business formation.
Good Practices identifies economies with processes making it easy to do business.
Transparency in Business Regulations provides data on the accessibility of regulatory information.

Historical Data

Specially designed for researchers, you can quickly download thousands of data points dating back to 2003. 
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More Data Resources

» Data corrections: See modifications made to Doing Business data
» Economic characteristics: Information on per capita income, income groupings and population
» Methodology changes: How it was improved this year