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Subnational Doing Business: Measuring Local Differences in Business Regulations

December 16, 2015

It has been ten years since the start of the Subnational Doing Business project. Subnational and regional Doing Business studies go beyond the largest business city to examine conditions across a number of locations in a single economy or region: they capture local differences in business regulations or in the application of national laws.

Since the 2005 pilot study in Mexico, the Subnational Doing Business project has been implemented in over 430 cities in more than 60 countries. They provide data on the ease of doing business and recommend reforms to improve performance in each of the indicator areas.