The World Bank has created a data visualization ranking 189 national economies on 10 factors that influence the ease of doing business, such as getting electricity, enforcing contracts, and paying taxes. The visualization allows users to examine the rankings by region and income group and provides a detailed breakdown of the factors for each country. For example, it only takes four days for a business to register a property in Denmark whereas it takes 49 days to do so in France. The data comes from the World Bank’s Doing Business 2016 report, an annual project examining regulations that affect business activity around the world.
Visualizing the Ease of Doing Business
Joshua New was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life.
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