Doing Business in the European Union is a series of reports produced by the World Bank Group at the request of, and funded by, the European Commission for Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy.
Subnational Doing Business in Brazil 2021 assesses the regulatory environment for small and medium-size enterprises in Brazil’s 26 states and in the Federal District. This study measures business regulations across five areas: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property, paying taxes, and enforcing contracts. In each of these areas, the study highlights good practices and opportunities for improvement. The report also includes two pilot studies, which measure the processes of registering as an individual microbusiness owner (Microempreendedor Individual, MEI) and of paying taxes under the Simples Nacional tax regime in five locations in Brazil.
Doing Business in Peru 2020—the first subnational Doing Business study in the country—assesses the regulatory environment for small and medium-size enterprises across 12 cities in Peru (Arequipa, Callao, Chachapoyas, Chiclayo, Cusco, Huancayo, Huaraz, Ica, Lima, Piura, Tarapoto, Trujillo). The study measures regulations relevant to four stages in the life of a small to medium-size domestic firm: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property and enforcing contracts. In each of these areas, the study highlights good practices and opportunities for improvement.
Director, Global Indicators Group
Program Manager, Global Indicators Group