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Doing business 2007 [electronic resource] : how to reform : comparing regulation in 175 economies.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2006.
description
185 p. : ill.
ISBN
082136488X, 9780821364888
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2006.
isbn
082136488X
9780821364888
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Overview -- Starting a business -- Dealing with licenses -- Employing workers -- Registering property -- Getting credit -- Protecting investors -- Paying taxes -- Trading across borders -- Enforcing contracts -- Closing a business -- References -- Data notes -- Doing Business indicators -- Country tables -- Acknowledgments.
general note
"... prepared by a team led by Simeon Djankov and Caralee McLiesh under the general direction of Michael Klein.
"A copublication of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation."
catalogue key
9391963
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 58-60).
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Reviews
Review Quotes
..."a fascinating ranking of how easy it is to do business in 155 countries of the world."
"A helpful exercise in quantifying business regulations and their costs."
"A splendid new report from the World Bank"
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Reference & Research Book News, February 2007
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Summaries
Long Description
Doing Business 2007 focuses on reforms, identifies top reformers in business regulation, and best practices in how to reform. This volume is the fourth in a series of annual reports investigating global regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Co-sponsored by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation - the private sector arm of the World Bank Group - this year's report measures quantitative indicators on business regulations and their enforcement compared across 175 countries - from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe - and over time. Doing Business 2007 updates indicators developed in the three preceding reports. The ten indicators are: starting a business, dealing with licenses, hiring and firing, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, trading across borders, paying taxes, enforcing contracts, and closing a business. The indicators are used to analyze economic and social outcomes, such as informality, corruption, unemployment, and poverty. This annually published report gives policymakers the ability to measure regulatory performance in comparison to other countries, learn from best practices globally, and prioritize reforms. This year's report covers 20 additional countries.
Main Description
'Doing Business 2007' focuses on reforms, identifies top reformers in business regulation, and best practices in how to reform. This volume is the fourth in a series of annual reports investigating global regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Co-sponsored by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation-the private sector arm of the World Bank Group-this year's report measures quantitative indicators on business regulations and their enforcement compared across 175 countries-from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe-and over time. 'Doing Business 2007' updates indicators developed in the three preceding reports.The ten indicators are: starting a business, dealing with licenses, hiring and firing, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, trading across borders, paying taxes, enforcing contracts, and closing a business. The indicators are used to analyze economic and social outcomes, such as informality, corruption, unemployment, and poverty. This annually published report gives policymakers the ability to measure regulatory performance in comparison to other countries, learn from best practices globally, and prioritize reforms. This year's report covers 20 additional countries.
Main Description
Doing Business 2007: How to Reform is the fourth in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 175 economies-from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe-and over time. Regulations affecting 10 areas of everyday business are measured: starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and closing a business. The indicators are used to analyse economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked, where and why.
Long Description
This volume is the fourth in a series of annual reports investigating global regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Co-sponsored by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC)--the private sector arm of the World Bank Group--this year's report measures quantitative indicators on business regulations and their enforcement compared across 175 countries--from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe--and over time. Doing Business 2007 updates indicators developed in three preceding reports. The ten indicators are: starting a business, dealing with licenses, hiring and firing, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, trading across borders, paying taxes, enforcing contracts and closing a business. The indicators are used to analyze economic and social outcomes, such as informality, corruption, unemployment, and poverty. This annually published report gives policymakers the ability to measure regulatory performance in comparison to other countries, learn from best practices globally, and prioritize reforms. This year's report covers 20 additional countries. Doing Business 2007 focuses on reforms, identifies top reformers in business regulations, and best practices in how to reform.
Long Description
This volume is the fourth in a series of annual reports investigating global regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Co-sponsored by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC)the private sector arm of
Table of Contents
Overviewp. 1
Starting a businessp. 8
Dealing with licensesp. 13
Employing workersp. 18
Registering propertyp. 23
Getting creditp. 28
Protecting investorsp. 33
Paying taxesp. 38
Trading across bordersp. 43
Enforcing contractsp. 48
Closing a businessp. 53
Referencesp. 58
Data notesp. 61
Doing Business indicatorsp. 79
Country tablesp. 95
Acknowledgmentsp. 155
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