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 |

Houses under construction. © John Hogg/World Bank [[tweetable]]Affordable housing is a major challenge across West Africa, where fewer than 7 percent of households can afford to buy their own home…

Martin Spicer |

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 |

From Canada to Kenya, nearly every country struggles to provide housing for all its residents. It’s a goal that has become a moving target: Migration – both rural-to-urban and cross-border – is…

Luis Triveno, Olivia Caldwell |

Also available in: Español | Français  | 中文  Machine learning algorithms are excellent at answering “yes” or “no” questions. For example, they can scan huge datasets and correctly tell us: Does…

Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Luis Triveno |

Big Data. Blockchain. Drones. E-Wallets. Artificial Intelligence. These are words that one would expect to hear at the latest conference in Silicon Valley, not during a discussion of Indonesia’s…

Dao Harrison |

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 |