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Doing Business 2009: Comparing Regulation in 181 Economies

September 11, 2008

At a COA-hosted public program, World Bank Private and Financial Sector Vice President Sylvia Solf presented the findings of Doing Business 2009, the sixth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulations in 181 countries. View Solf's presentation (PDF).

The Doing Business report provides quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights in 181 economies. Doing Business evaluates regulations that directly affect the ability of businesses to grow and create jobs and identifies good regulatory reform practices. At the COA event, participants learned how Latin America and the Caribbean ranked on the overall ease of doing business and to discuss the report findings with senior IFC officials.