The World Bank Group is formulating a new approach to assessing the business and investment climate in economies worldwide following the discontinuation of the Doing Business project. Updates on the development of the new Business Enabling Environment (BEE) 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 BEE 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 BEE team.
The BEE Concept Note will be followed by the BEE Manual and Guide (on the project’s governance, processes, and protocols, including interactions with governments and other stakeholders) and the BEE Methodological 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 BEE Concept Note