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.

Type: 
Time Series
Acronym: 
DB
Languages Supported: 
English
External Contact Email: 
Topics: 
Financial Sector Development
Granularity: 
Geographical Coverage: 
World
East Asia & Pacific
Australia
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
Fiji
Hong Kong SAR, China
Indonesia
Japan
Kiribati
Korea, Dem. People's Rep.
Korea, Rep.
Lao PDR
Malaysia
Marshall Islands
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Mongolia
Myanmar
New Zealand
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Samoa
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Taiwan, China
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Europe & Central Asia
Albania
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Kyrgyz Republic
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Moldova
Montenegro
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Uzbekistan
Latin America & Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Bahamas, The
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Costa Rica
Colombia
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela, RB
Middle East & North Africa
Algeria
Bahrain
Egypt, Arab Rep.
Djibouti
Iraq
Iran, Islamic Rep.
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Malta
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syrian Arab Republic
West Bank and Gaza
United Arab Emirates
Tunisia
Yemen, Rep.
North America
Canada
United States
South Asia
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Pakistan
Nepal
Maldives
Sri Lanka
Sub-Saharan Africa
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Côte d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Gambia, The
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
São Tomé and Principe
Seychelles
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Eswatini
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Economy Coverage: 
High Income
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Lower Middle Income
Upper Middle Income
Number of Economies: 
190
Periodicity: 
Annual
Temporal Coverage: 
2004 - 2019
Release Date: 
July 21, 2010

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
November 22, 2019

Update Frequency

Update Frequency: 
Annually

Harvest System ID

Harvest System ID: 
Indicators API

Harvest Source ID

Harvest Source ID: 
1
Source Type: 
Source: 

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

Data Notes: 
The rankings for Doing Business 2020 are benchmarked to May 2019. More details: http://www.doingbusiness.org/en/methodology.
Doing Business, The World Bank Group (http://www.doingbusiness.org)

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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.

FieldValue
Modified Date
2020-04-01
Release Date
Periodicity
Annual
Identifier
90a34ea4-8a5c-11e6-ae22-56b6b64009
Temporal Coverage

2004 - 2019

License
License Not Specified
Rating: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Acronym: 
DB
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Terms of Use: 
Number of Economies: 
190
Update Frequency: 
Is this dataset a subscription: 
No
Update Schedule: 
October
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Source Type: 
Start Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2004
End Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
DEC
Programatic Region: 
Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Last Updated Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2019
citation text: 
Transaction Costs and Economic Growth under Common Legal System: State-Level Evidence from Mexico
External Contact Email: 
Granularity: 
Harvest Source: 
Harvest System ID: 
1
Data Notes: 
The rankings for Doing Business 2020 are benchmarked to May 2019. More details: http://www.doingbusiness.org/en/methodology.
Citation Text: 
Doing Business, The World Bank Group (http://www.doingbusiness.org)
Modified date: 
18222
Primary Dataset: 
Yes
Source: 

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

Source: 

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

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