What is the Ease of Doing Business report published by World Bank?
How the time and cost to start businesses and obtaining permits rank countries all over the world in an ease of doing business index?
The World Bank publishes an annual report on the ease of doing business in countries around the world. The report measures the ease or difficulty of starting and operating a business in each country, based on a set of standardized indicators. The indicators include the time and cost to start a business, the ease of obtaining construction permits, the ease of access to electricity, the ease of registering property, and the ease of enforcing contracts.
The report is intended to provide information to governments and business leaders to help them identify areas where they can improve the business environment. It is also used by investors and international organizations to assess the attractiveness of different countries for doing business.