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 Central America and the Dominican Republic 2015

This report compares business regulations in 22 cities and 10 ports in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. The study focuses on regulations that affect 4 stages in the life of a small to medium-size domestic firm and includes a gender perspective.

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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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