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Global Indicators Group

The World Bank Group’s Global Indicators Group produces the following indicators and datasets.


  • Doing Business

    Doing Business provides quantified, comparable measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies. Published annually since 2003, it measures the efficiency and strength of laws, regulations and institutions relevant to domestic small and medium-size companies throughout their life cycle.

  • Enterprise Surveys

    Enterprise Surveys provide the world's most comprehensive comparable firm-level data in emerging markets and developing economies. Data are available on 130,000+ firms in 139 countries. Data cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, corruption, infrastructure, crime, competition, and performance measures.

  • Subnational Doing Business

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


  • Enabling the Business of Agriculture

    Enabling the Business of Agriculture assesses laws and regulations in agriculture. The data set identifies actionable reforms to remove obstacles for farmers seeking to grow their business. The study covers eight thematic areas: supplying seed, registering fertilizer, securing water, registering tractors, sustaining livestock, protecting plant health, trading food and accessing finance. The 2019 Enabling the Business of Agriculture report highlights global best performers and countries that made the most significant regulatory improvements in support of farmers.