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East Asia and Pacific

Find Doing Business on the map

The marriage of the Doing Business database and Google Earth has come true. The union is fully interactive and contains a variety of data on 175 economies.

Also listen to a World Bank staffer in the field tell stories of how small, often conflict-prone Pacific islands navigate the waters of reform and the Doing Business rankings.

Education: India vs. China

In an op-ed (subscription required), Nicholas Kristof places his bet:

You see up-and-coming cities like Hyderabad or Ahmedabad, and it’s easy to believe that India will eventually surpass China. But here in rural Bihar state in northern India, there’s no economic miracle to be seen.