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Thematic Reports

Doing Business thematic reports provide a detailed look at a topic, such as paying taxes.

The latest thematic reports are listed below.

Paying Taxes 2017: The Global Picture

This report, the eleventh in a series from the World Bank Group and PwC, measures tax systems for a domestic company complying with tax laws and regulations in each economy. The case-study company is a small to medium-size manufacturer and retailer, chosen to ensure that its business can be identified with and compared worldwide. In an expanded analysis this year, the report includes a new measure on postfiling processes: claiming a Value Added Tax refund and going through a corporate income tax audit.

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How Innovations in Land Administration Reform Improve on Doing Business

This year Doing Business introduces a new index to measure the quality of the land administration. By expanding its focus on regulatory quality, the Registering Property indicator opens a new area for reforms. The new data on the quality of land administration provides information about good practices for policy makers. The case studies presented in this report span the globe— covering Lithuania, the Republic of Korea, Rwanda and the United Kingdom—and provide lessons on what it takes to succeed in the area of land administration.

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Sweden’s Business Climate: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs through Improved Regulations

Sweden’s overall regulatory business environment is among the most business friendly as measured by World Bank Group’s Doing Business, Foreign Direct Investment Regulations, and Women, Business and the Law.

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Does Doing Business matter for foreign direct investment?

This report, the seventh in a series from the World Bank Group and PwC, measures tax systems for a domestic company complying with tax laws and regulations in each economy. The case-study company is a small to medium-size manufacturer and retailer, chosen to ensure that its business can be identified with and compared worldwide.

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