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Global Indicators Group
The World Bank Group’s Global Indicators Group produces the following indicators and datasets.
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 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 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.
Women, Business and the Law (WBL) measures gender inequality in the law. The dataset identifies barriers to women's economic participation and encourages the reform of discriminatory laws. Women, Business and the Law 2020 covers 190 economies and 8 indicators: Mobility, Workplace, Pay, Marriage, Parenthood, Entrepreneurship, Assets, and Pension.
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.
The Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance present new measures of transparency, civic participation and government accountability across the life cycle of regulations. The project collects data for 185 countries worldwide.