Doing Business 2012: Doing Business in a more transparent world
Geneva Press Club (Club Suisse de la Presse)
Nov 23, 2011
Nov 23, 2011
The World Bank Geneva Office, together with IFC, hosted the presentation of the "Doing Business 2012:Doing Business in a more transparent world" on Wednesday 23rd November 2011, at the Geneva Press Club (Club Suisse de la Presse).
In light of the recent global changes since the financial crisis, it is the right time to talk about what affects businesses in both the developed and developing countries. This is precisely the aim of the Doing Business reports, which provide objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies and selected cities at the sub-national and regional level. Launched in 2002, Doing Business Project looks at domestic small and medium-size companies and measures the regulations applying to them. By gathering and analyzing comprehensive quantitative data to compare business regulation environments across economies and over time, Doing Business encourages countries to compete towards more efficient regulation; offers measurable benchmarks for reform; and serves as a resource for academics, journalists, private sector researchers and others interested in the business climate of each country.
Selina Jackson, Special Representative to the UN and the WTO gave the opening remarks at the event, followed by the presentation of the report that was given by Augusto Lopez-Claros, the Director of Global Indicators and Analysis at the World Bank Group. The presentation was followed by a lively discussion with comments from Ambassadors, members of Permanent Missions to the WTO and the UN, other international organizations as well as journalists.