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Global Indicators and Analysis
Doing Business provides quantified, comparable measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies. Published annually since 2002, it measures the efficiency and strength of laws, regulations and institutions relevant to domestic small and medium-size companies throughout their life cycle. Visit Doing Business on Facebook.
Enterprise Surveys provide the world's most comprehensive company-level data in emerging markets and developing economies. Data are available on 130,000+ firms in 125 countries. Data are used to create indicators that benchmark the quality of the business and investment climate across countries.
Investing Across Borders compares regulation of foreign direct investment around the world. It presents quantitative indicators on economies' laws, regulations, and practices affecting how foreign companies invest across sectors, start businesses, access industrial land, hire skilled expatriates, convert and transfer currencies, and arbitrate commercial disputes.
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 presents indicators based on laws and regulations affecting women's prospects as entrepreneurs and employees, in part drawing on laws contained in the Gender Law Library. Both resources can inform research and policy discussions on how to improve women's economic opportunities and outcomes. Visit Women, Business and the Law on Facebook.