Countries in which firms were surveyed for initial round of “Future of Business Survey” [[tweetable]]Facebook, the OECD and World Bank have just released the “Future of Business Survey”[[/...

Tim Herzog, Joshua Wimpey |

The private sector is a critical driver of job creation and economic growth. However, several factors can undermine private enterprise and, if left unresolved, may blunt growth. Through rigorous...

Silvia Muzi, Asif Islam |

The World Bank Group’s Enterprise Surveys benchmark the business environment based on actual experiences of firms. In a new blog series we kicked off last week, we’re sharing these findings from...

Arvind Jain, Asif Islam |

The private sector continues to be a critical driver of job creation and economic growth. However, several factors can undermine the private sector and, if left unaddressed, may impede development...

Silvia Muzi, Asif Islam |

The private sector continues to be a critical driver of job creation and economic growth. However, several factors can undermine the private sector and, if left unaddressed, may impede development...

Silvia Muzi, Asif Islam |

The private sector continues to be a critical driver of job creation and economic growth. However, several factors can undermine the private sector and, if left unaddressed, may impede development...

Joshua Wimpey, Asif Islam |

In a study of 137 countries, on average, firms reported that 14% of public transactions, such as dealing with utilities, permits, licenses, and taxes, involved the request of a gift or informal...

Tariq Khokhar |

Updates to external debt, Doing Business, and more The World Development Indicators database was updated on December 15, 2011. The update features new external debt data, Doing Business and...

World Bank Data Team |

The World Development Indicators database has been updated. This is a regular quarterly update to over 600 indicators and includes both new indicators and updates to existing indicators.  Data...

World Bank Data Team |