Doing business in the East African Community 2011

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
World Bank

World Bank
International Finance Corporation

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80 pages

Doing Business in the East African Community 2011 is a regional report that draws on the
global Doing Business project and its database as well as the findings of Doing Business 2011: Making a Difference for Entrepreneurs, the eighth in a series of annual reports investigating regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it.

Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 183 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—over time. This report presents a summary of Doing Business indicators for the East African Community. It focuses on 5 economies: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

Regulations affecting 11 areas of the life of a business are covered: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, closing a business, getting electricity and employing workers. The getting electricity and employing workers data are not included in the ranking on the ease of doing business in Doing Business 2011.

Data in Doing Business 2011 are current as of June 1, 2010. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked, where and why. The methodology for the employing workers indicators changed for Doing Business 2011. See Doing Business website for details.

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Suggested citation:
EAST AFRICA. THE WORLD BANK (2011). Doing business in the East African Community 2011. Washington, DC: The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

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