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.

  • Women, Business and the Law

    Women, Business and the Law (WBL) measures gender inequality in the law. The dataset diagnoses legal barriers limiting women’s full economic participation and encourages policymakers to reform discriminatory laws and regulations. Its fifth edition will cover 189 economies and 7 topics: Accessing institutions, Using property, Getting a job, Providing incentives to work, Going to court and Protecting women from violence.

  • Doing Business in Agriculture

    Doing Business in Agriculture indicators assess whether governments make it easier or harder for farmers to operate their businesses. The study covers eight thematic areas: supplying seed, registering fertilizer, securing water, registering tractors, sustaining livestock, protecting plant health, exporting food and using warehouse receipts. The 2019 Doing Business in Agriculture report highlights global best performers and countries that made the most significant regulatory improvements in support of farmers.