Business Reform Summaries
From June 2, 2016, to June 1, 2017, Doing Business recorded 264 regulatory reforms making it easier to do business—with 119 economies implementing at least one reform across the different areas measured by Doing Business. Doing Business has recorded over 3,188 regulatory reforms since Doing Business 2006. Europe and Central Asia continued to be the region with the highest share of economies (79%) implementing at least one business regulation reform, a trend that began over a decade ago. Sub-Saharan Africa, however, was the region with the highest total number of reforms in 2016/17, with 83 reforms recorded across all areas measured by Doing Business. Starting a business and getting credit were the areas with the highest incidence of reforms in 2016/17, with 38 reforms in each area. View a breakdown of reforms since Doing Business 2006.