Adequate protection of creditor’s rights is as important as those of the debtor, given that quick and efficient insolvency proceedings rest upon a balance of power between debtors and creditors.…

Klaus Koch-Saldarriaga, Raman Maroz, Nina Dannaoui |

The World Bank Group’s Doing Business project collects objective data on 11 areas of business regulations and their enforcement across the largest business cities of 190 economies. To provide wide…

World Bank Data Team, World Bank Doing Business Team |

Malaysia is now a top global performer in the Doing Business rankings. But the question that now remains is how the country can sustain its encouraging overall reform momentum. (Photo: bigstock/…

Maksym Iavorskyi |

Doing Business Better in Afghanistan [[tweetable]]Despite a volatile business environment, Afghanistan has made gains to improve the ease of doing business in the country[[/tweetable]]. These…

Shubham Chaudhuri |

The new Doing Business ranking places Sri Lanka at 100 out of 190 economies, compared with 111 last year. This year Sri Lanka made it easier for businesses to register property, obtain permits,…

Duvindi Illankoon |

  Rikweda, an Afghan fruit processing company in the Kabul Province is well on its way to restoring Afghanistan as a raisin exporting powerhouse—a status the country held until the 1970s when it…

Hartwig Schafer |

During the days coming up to, and after October 17, when many stories, numbers, and calls for action will mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we want to invite you to think…

Caren Grown, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

Members of Wayuu community in the colombian region of Guajira. Jessica Belmont/WorldBank The other day I asked my five-year-old daughter if she knew what being poor was. She hesitated at first but…

Oscar Calvo-González |

Does the ownership structure of electricity distribution utilities matter? Distribution utilities are usually private or government-owned.

Ahmad F. AlKhuzam, Jean Arlet, Silvia Lopez Rocha |