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About Business Ready (B-READY)

The World Bank Group is implementing a new corporate flagship, Business Ready (B-READY) to assess the business and investment climates in 180 economies worldwide annually.

B-READY improves upon and replaces Doing Business. Updates on the development of the new B-READY project will be published on this website as they become available. In the interim, this website will act as a one-stop shop to spotlight a set of curated indicators and resources for users focused on improving the business environment.

The project's Concept Note establishes the objectives, scope, and approach of the project, including a general description of the indicators covered and its motivation, data collection approaches, roll out for the piloting stage, geographical coverage, and general timeline. It is informed by the feedback received during the public consultation process, extensive comments received from World Bank Group (WBG) colleagues, consultations with the WBG Board of Executive Directors, and further research conducted by the B-READY team.

The Concept Note will be followed by the B-READY Manual and Guide (on the project’s governance, processes, and protocols, including interactions with governments and other stakeholders) and the B-READY Methodology Handbook (on the project’s detailed methodology, including specific questionnaires, indicators, and their scoring). Both documents will be published by the second quarter of 2023.

Read the Concept Note*

*At the time of the publication of the pre-Concept Note, the Public Consultations: Consolidated Comments, and the Concept Note, this project was temporarily named with the working title Business Enabling Environment (BEE).

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    Doing Business Legacy

    On September 16, 2021, World Bank Group management took the decision to improve upon and replace Doing Business. The Doing Business and Subnational Doing Business websites will continue to be publicly available as an ...

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    Alternative Existing Indicators

    The World Bank Group is implementing a new annual corporate flagship, B-READY, to assess the business and investment climates. This section presents a compendium of existing indicators of business environment which may ...

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    Complementary Resources

    The B-READY project will not measure the full range of factors that affect an economy’s business environment. This section provides complementary resources relevant to the business environment that will not be measured ...