Doing Business

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The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies. Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1–190. The rankings are determined by sorting the aggregate scores (formerly called distance to frontier) on 10 topics, each consisting of several indicators, giving equal weight to each topic. More details: http://www.doingbusiness.org.

Acronym: 
DB
Type: 
Time Series
Topics: 
Financial Sector Development
Economy Coverage: 
High Income
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Languages Supported: 
English
Number of Economies: 
190
Geographical Coverage: 
World
East Asia & Pacific
Europe & Central Asia
Latin America & Caribbean
Middle East & North Africa
South Asia
External Contact Email: 
Access Options:
API Documentation, Download, Query Tool
Temporal Coverage: 
2004 - 2018

Update Frequency

Update Frequency: 
Annually
Release Date: 
July 21, 2010

Harvest Source

Harvest Source: 
Indicators API

Harvest Source ID

Harvest Source ID: 
1

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
October 31, 2018
Data Notes: 
The rankings for Doing Business 2019 are benchmarked to May 2018. The distance to frontier score has been renamed to the ease of doing business score. More details: http://www.doingbusiness.org/en/methodology.
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Replication code - Stata do file

Doing Business ranks and scores are calculated using 41 different components. To replicate the scores, you can follow this Stata code. You may download the zip file which contains the Stata do-file and the input files used for the calculations.

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Starting a Business Gets Easier around the World

Description: Average number of days to start a business by income group Blog: Starting a business gets easier around the world Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/starting-business-gets-easier-around-world
Date of Creation: October 26,2015
Doing Business, The World Bank (http://www.doingbusiness.org)

The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies. Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1–190. The rankings are determined by sorting the aggregate scores (formerly called distance to frontier) on 10 topics, each consisting of several indicators, giving equal weight to each topic. More details: http://www.doingbusiness.org.

FieldValue
Modified Date
2019-05-08
Release Date
Periodicity
Annual
Identifier
90a34ea4-8a5c-11e6-ae22-56b6b64009
Temporal Coverage

2004 - 2018

License
License Not Specified
Rating: 
0
No votes yet
Acronym: 
DB
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Economy Coverage: 
Terms of Use: 
Number of Economies: 
190
Update Frequency: 
Is this dataset a subscription: 
No
Update Schedule: 
October
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Source Type: 
Start Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2004
End Date: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018
DEC
Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Last Updated Date: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
citation text: 
Ownership concentration and firm performance in Indian firms: does investor protection quality matter?
External Contact Email: 
Granularity: 
Harvest Source: 
Harvest Source ID: 
1
Data Notes: 
The rankings for Doing Business 2019 are benchmarked to May 2018. The distance to frontier score has been renamed to the ease of doing business score. More details: http://www.doingbusiness.org/en/methodology.
Citation Text: 
Doing Business, The World Bank (http://www.doingbusiness.org)
Modified date: 
17834
Primary Dataset: 
Yes
Source: 

Doing Business, The World Bank (http://www.doingbusiness.org)

Source: 

Doing Business, The World Bank (http://www.doingbusiness.org)

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