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World Bank Group -- Doing Business

Doing Business "provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 181 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level." The topics include:

  • starting a business
  • dealing with licenses
  • hiring & firing workers
  • registering property
  • getting credit
  • protecting investors
  • paying taxes
  • trading across borders
  • enforcing contracts
  • closing a business

World Bank Group -- Doing Business Law Library

Doing Business Law Library "is the largest free online collection of business laws and regulations"

  • Banking & Credit Laws
  • Bankruptcy & Collateral Laws
  • Civil Codes
  • Civil Procedure Codes
  • Commercial & Company Laws
  • Constitutions
  • Labor Laws
  • Land & Building Laws
  • Privacy Laws
  • Securities Laws
  • Tax Laws
  • Trade Laws

World Bank Group -- Enterprise Surveys

Enterprise Surveys "provide the world's most comprehensive data for productivity analysis in emerging markets. Enterprise Surveys Data... are available on almost 85,000 firms in 106 countries. Data cover business perceptions and dozens of indicators on the quality of the business environment." The topics include:

  • Regulations & Tax
  • Permits & Licenses
  • Corruption
  • Crime
  • Informality
  • Gender
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Trade
  • Workforce

World Bank Group -- Other Resources

Doing Business Gender Project "to identify legal and regulatory barriers facing businesswomen in 181 countries, and to advocate change."

Private Participation in Infrastructure Database "has data on more than 4,100 projects in 141 low- and middle-income countries. The database is the leading source of PPI trends in the developing world, covering projects in the energy, telecommunications, transport, and water and sewerage sectors."

Business Planet "maps flagship online databases of the World Bank Group that support private sector-led growth and financial market development in developing countries."