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:
See all the data for 190 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.
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.
Subnational reports have benchmarked 485 locations in 71 economies since 2005.
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.
See short summaries of Doing Business reforms made by economies since DB2008. You can filter the list by economy, topic or region.
The Ease of Doing Business index ranks New Zealand first among 190 economies. Where does your economy rank? Rank economies within their region, income group, or population size.
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?
Specially designed for researchers, you can quickly download thousands of data points dating back to 2003.
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