Doing Business 2010: Indonesia, China and the Philippines among countries noted for at least one reform


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Earlier today, the World Bank released its annual Doing Business report, which tracks business regulation reforms and ranks emerging economies on the “ease of doing business.” In East Asia and Pacific, 71 percent of the countries have undertaken at least one positive reform – with Indonesia being the region’s most active reformer, according to the report (pdf). Among other things, Indonesia cut the time required to start a business and the number of days to transfer a property.

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September 22, 2009

The Philippines nevertheless have worsenend their rank to 144. It seems the reforms the Worldbank is mentioning are not enough. Their overall ranking for doing business is in my view too pessimistic. What do you think?