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 |

Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) account for close to 60 percent of global manufacturing employment. So it is no surprise that financing for SMEs has been a subject of great interest to…

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt |

A concerted effort is being made by institutions like the World Bank to quantify various types of transaction costs incurred by businesses (Doing Business, Enterprise Surveys). The rationale for…

Mohammad Amin |