Doing Business Report Series

The Doing Business report series includes annual reports going back to 2004, a wide variety of subnational studies, and a number of special reports dealing with regions or topics. Use the tabs to read report summaries and to download. Additional country and regional reports can be downloaded below.

Doing Business Reports

Doing Business 2015

Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 12th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 189 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time.

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Featured Subnational Report

Doing Business in Nigeria 2014

The third subnational report of the Doing Business series in Nigeria compares business regulations in 35 states and Abuja, FCT. The report focuses on federal and state regulations that affect 4 stages in the life of a small to medium-size domestic firm: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property, and enforcing contracts.

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Featured Regional Report

Doing Business in the East African Community 2013

This report compares business regulations and identifies good practices in the 5 East African Community economies: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. It finds all economies have made it easier to do business in the past 7 years.

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