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 Mexico 2016


    Doing Business in Mexico 2016, the sixth report in the country, assesses different dimensions of the business environment in 32 Mexican states through 4 indicators: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property and enforcing contracts.  In addition, the report includes for the first time a pilot research focused on assessing the process to connect a small business to the water and sewerage systems in 16 Mexican municipalities.

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  • Doing Business in Kenya 2016


    Doing Business in Kenya 2016 is the third report of the subnational Doing Business series in Kenya. It measures business regulations and their enforcement in 11 counties: Busia (Malaba), Isiolo, Kakamega, Kiambu (Thika), Kisumu, Machakos, Mombasa, Nairobi, Narok, Nyeri and Uasin Gishu (Eldoret). The report measures regulations affecting 4 stages of the life of a small or medium-size business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property and enforcing contracts.

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  • Doing Business in Spain 2015


    This report measures business regulations and their enforcement across 17 autonomous communities and two autonomous cities in Spain. The report examines 5 areas as measured by Doing Business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property and trading across borders.

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  • Doing Business in Poland 2015


    The first subnational report on Doing Business in Poland measures business regulations and their enforcement across 18 locations. The report examines 4 areas as measured by Doing Business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property and enforcing contracts.

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  • Doing Business in South Africa 2015


    The report measures business regulations and their enforcement across 9 locations and 4 ports. The report examines 6 areas as measured by Doing Business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, enforcing contracts and trading across borders.

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  • 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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Additional Reports

Reports from 2014

 Doing Business in Nigeria

 Doing Business in Mexico

 Doing Business in Egypt

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

Upcoming Projects

Doing Business in Romania

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Doing Business in Hungary

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