Presentation on theme: "1 Doing Business 2010: Poland Neil Gregory Advisor and Acting Director Financial & Private Sector Development Krakow, Poland September 9, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
1 Doing Business 2010: Poland Neil Gregory Advisor and Acting Director Financial & Private Sector Development Krakow, Poland September 9, 2009
What does Doing Business measure? Doing Business indicators: Focus on regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small to medium-sized domestic business. Are built on standardized case scenarios. Are measured for the most populous city in each country. Are focused on the formal sector. DO NOT measure all aspects of the business environment such as macroeconomic stability, corruption, level of labor skills, proximity to markets, of regulation specific to foreign investment or financial markets.
Why do rankings change? # 1 reason: reforms DB2010 recorded 287 reforms in 131 economies. Ranking can change because the economy reformed – OR others did. Changes to the methodology Only one change in DB2010 to methodology of Employing Workers indicator. New economy additions Since 2004, Doing Business added 50 economies to the sample (from 133 to 183). Data revisions Correction rate for DB10 was 5.5%. Note: data for previous years are recalculated in case of revisions. Comparable rankings are published side by side in report.
1. Singapore16. Finland 2. New Zealand17. Mauritius 3. Hong Kong, China18. Sweden 4. United States19. Korea, Rep. 5. United Kingdom20. Bahrain 6. Denmark21. Switzerland 7. Ireland22. Belgium 8. Canada23. Malaysia 9. Australia24. Estonia 10. Norway25. Germany 11. Georgia26. Lithuania 12. Thailand27. Latvia 13. Saudi Arabia28. Austria 14. Iceland29. Israel 15. Japan30. Netherlands Top 30 on the ease of Doing Business 2010
Key findings in this year’s report Worldwide the pace of reform picks up to reach a new record: 287 reforms in 131 countries; 20% more than in the year before. Developing economies lead in DB reforms: Two-thirds of reforms in low- and lower-middle-income economies. Rwanda is the top reformer: Jumped 76 places in the aggregate rankings, from 143 to 67. Reforms in 7 of the 10 areas. Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the fastest reforming region six years in a row: 26 of 27 economies reformed. Reform in ECA is spreading eastward: Albania, Belarus, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Montenegro and Tajikistan continued reforming. 5 of the 10 top reformers are from Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The Middle East and North Africa region sees the largest surge in reforms: 17 of 19 economies reformed in 2008/09. Top reformers have been consistent, comprehensive, and committed to reform—often implemented within long term strategies.
7 Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the second best performing region in 2008/09 Lowest Rank Average Rank Best Rank
Percentage of countries with at least one positive reform 96% 89% 75% 71% 63% 59% 63% High Income OECD Eastern Europe and Central Asia Sub-Saharan Africa Middle East and North Africa Latin America and Caribbean South Asia East Asia and Pacific Eastern Europe and Central Asia reformed the most, followed by Middle East and North Africa
The top 10 reformers in 2008/09 Economy Starting a business Dealing with construction permits Employing workers Registering property Getting credit Protecting investors Paying taxes Trading across borders Enforcing contracts Closing a business Rwanda Kyrgyz Republic Macedonia FYR Belarus United Arab Emirates Moldova Colombia Tajikistan Egypt, Arab Rep. Liberia
Developing economies lead in Doing Business reforms
Eastern Europe and Central Asia lead the way in Getting credit reforms with 9 reforms in 2008/09
Online tax filing is now possible in the majority of countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Estonia – best ranked country among the EU-10 EU-10 Average
19 reforms in 7 areas in the EU-10 Registering property is the most popular area of reform in the region Number of reforms by indicator in 2008/09
EU-10 reforms in 2008/09 – Registering property was area with most reforms Economy Starting a business Dealing with construction permits Employing workers Registering property Getting credit Protecting investors Paying taxes Trading across borders Enforcing contracts Closing a business Bulgaria Czech Republic Estonia Hungary Latvia Lithuania Poland Romania Slovak Republic Slovenia
TopicWorld’s top ranked 2008/09EU-10’s top ranked in 2008/09 Starting a businessNew Zealand Slovenia (26) Estonia (37) Dealing with construction permits Hong Kong, China Estonia (20) Slovak Republic (56) Employing workers Australia Czech Republic (25) Bulgaria (53) Registering property Saudi Arabia Lithuania (4) Slovak Republic (11) Getting credit Malaysia Bulgaria (4) Latvia (4) Protecting investors New Zealand Slovenia (20) Bulgaria, Poland and Romania (41) Paying taxes Maldives Estonia (38) Latvia (45) Trading across borders Singapore Estonia (3) Latvia (22) Enforcing contracts Luxembourg Hungary (14) Latvia (15) Closing a business Japan Lithuania (36) Slovak (39) I checked the top ten in every indicator and we just asked them “What did you do”? - Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin, Egypt’s Minister of Investment
EU-10 countries stand out in Getting credit and Registering property Best 1 Lowest 183 OECD EU-10 ECA Average of overall rankings for Doing Business 2010
Example of a successful reform: Czech Republic made registering property faster 123 days 78 days
Completed reforms inspired and informed by Doing Business 270 completed reforms were inspired by Doing Business 270
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