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Reports

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Connecting to Water and Sewerage in Mexico

Subnational Doing Business, through a set of pilot indicators, analyzes the process that an entrepreneur in Mexico must undertake to connect a commercial establishment to the water and sewerage systems.

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Mexico: Creating competition to reform among states

Publishing comparative data on the ease of doing business across various states in Mexico inspired many local governments to introduce swift reforms. The Doing Business in Mexico study proved to governors and mayors that they can improve competitiveness and create more jobs with simple reforms.

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Nigeria: Data collection at the subnational level: Lessons from Nigeria, Africa’s giant

Benchmarking local commercial regulations is useful, not only for assessing the impact of the regulatory environment, but also for stimulating public debate on reform. Producing a rigorous set of primary quantitative micro data can be challenging even in the best of circumstances.

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Mexico: Compare, compete, cooperate: How subnational Doing Business helps Mexican states to improve commercial regulations

Over the past three years, the experience in Mexico has demonstrated the impact of the Doing Business in Mexico 2009 report (available in Spanish only) on state and municipal policy reforms.

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Philippines: Laying the ground for regulatory reforms for national and local competitiveness

The business environment in the Philippines is costly and overregulated, with wide variations observed in the implementation of national regulations among local government units. This case study looks at the challenges of pursuing reform and research in such an environment.