Press Releases

The following press releases were published by the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank.

Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency


Global Press Release:
Doing Business Report Finds More than 60% of World’s Economies Improved Their Business Rules in Past Year

Regional Press Releases:

Sub Saharan Africa: Press release, Fact sheet
Caribbean: Fact sheet
East Asia and Pacific: Press release, Fact sheet
Europe and Central Asia: Press release, Fact sheet
Latin America and Caribbean: Press release, Fact sheet
Middle East and North Africa: Press release, Fact sheet
OECD High-Income Economies: Press release, Fact sheet
South Asia: Press release, Fact sheet

Regional Profiles:

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Press Release Archive

Previous press releases, 2004-14.


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