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 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 |

Also available in: Françaisالعربية Photo: Arne Hoel Description: Fish market and vegetable market, Nouakchott. The daily catch is brought here by the fishermen’s wives and family members to sell…

Alexandre Laure, Laurent Corthay |

How to identify and support fast-growing firms that can take off, create jobs, and yield significant value in a short period of time is one of our biggest dilemmas in nurturing private sector…

Simon Bell, Mahesh Uttamchandani |

Would you be more willing to pay taxes if you didn’t have to spend hours doing it, or if you see that money being used in the right way? Well, you are not alone.   Armenians, like people around…

Jean-Michel Happi |

A financial crisis is a difficult time to start a business. Credit is tight, demand is low, and the future is uncertain. Even in recovery periods, entrepreneurs may be skittish about making the…

Leora Klapper, Douglas Randall |

Editor's Note: The following post was submitted jointly by Pilar Sanchez-Bella and Brice Richard both members of the Doing Business Team. The Doing Business in Juba 2011 report was launched…

Pilar Sánchez-Bella |

To promote the registration of new firms, many countries have been undertaking reforms to reduce the costs, days or procedures required to register a business. For example, the World Bank Doing…

Inessa Love |

An easy way to take the pulse of 2009 is to look at what people have been reading over the past year. Alan has already talked about books, so I'll take a look at newspapers. Yesterday, the FT…

Brian Hoyt |