Doing Business Report 2010: South Asia

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ImageThe World Bank released its annual Doing Business report (pdf) last week which tracks regulatory reforms for conducting business and ranks countries based on their ease of doing business.

Countries are evaluated and ranked by indicators such as starting a business, employing workers, getting credit, paying taxes, etc.

In South Asia, seven out of eight (75%) of the countries instituted reforms that were conducive to business, higher than any previous year of the study.

Pakistan was the highest ranked country in the region at number 85 while Afghanistan and Bangladesh were the most dynamic reformers with three reforms each. Afghanistan’s rank in the study also increased the most in the region, climbing eight spots.

For a closer look at the report, check out the interactive rankings page where you can look at the comparisons between countries and regions as well as viewing and evaluating specific indicators. 

What do you think about the findings? 


 Country  Rank   Number of   Reforms
Pakistan 85 One
Maldives 87 None
Sri Lanka 105 One
Bangladesh 119 Three
Nepal 123 One
Bhutan 126 One
India 133 One
Afghanistan 160 Three



Joe Qian

External Affairs Officer

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