Doing Business 2009: Comparing Regulation in 181 Economies
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The Doing Business series provides research, data, and analysis on regulationin 181 economies across 10 areas of the business life cycle. Doing Business2009 identifies top reformers in business regulation and highlights bestpractices and global reform trends. This year's report builds upon the fiveprevious editions, adding new economies and updating all indicators. This year's report covers 3 additional economies,bringing the total number of economiescovered to 181. Now included are the Bahamas,Bahrain, and Qatar. The report also adds apreface on Doing Business methodology, aswell as in-depth analysis throughout the reporton the main trends and findings of the past sixyears of Doing Business.Doing Business is an invaluable resource forentrepreneurs, investors, advisors, academics,professionals, and policymakers. The indicatorsbenchmark regulation across 10 areas ofa typical business lifecycle, and are usedto analyze economic and social outcomesthat matter such as equal opportunity,unemployment, poverty, and growth. Thisannually-published report gives policymakersthe ability to measure regulatory performancein comparison to other economies, and learnfrom best practices.
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