Subnational Reports

Subnational Doing Business reports capture differences in business regulations and their enforcement across locations in a single country. They provide data on the ease of doing business, rank each location, and recommend reforms to improve performance in each of the indicator areas.

The latest subnational reports are listed below.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Doing Business in Mexico 2014


    The fifth subnational report of the Doing Business series in Mexico— compares business regulations in 31 states and Mexico City. The report focuses on federal, state and municipal regulations that affect 4 stages in the life of a small to medium-size domestic firm.

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  • Doing Business in Egypt 2014


    Doing Business in Egypt 2014 measures business regulations and their enforcement across 15 locations and 5 ports. The report examines 5 areas as measured by Doing Business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property, enforcing contracts and trading across borders.

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Additional Reports

Reports from 2013

 Doing Business in Colombia

 Doing Business in Italy

Reports from 2012

 Doing Business in Hargeisa

 Doing Business in Kenya

 Doing Business in Russia

 Doing Business in Mexico (PDF, in Spanish)

 Doing Business in Indonesia

Reports from 2011

 Doing Business in South East Europe 

 Doing Business in Juba 

 Doing Business in the Philippines

Upcoming Projects

Doing Business in Poland
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