News & Broadcast – Doing Business Report: Entrepreneurship Getting Easier GloballyBy
The World Bank’s “Doing Business Report 2013” is now out and it shows surprising advances around the world in the simplification of the processes to start a business. As governments make it easier and cheaper to register a business, lo’ and behold, more people start businesses!
More businesses mean more employment, economic activity, income, wealth, business, and sooner or later, addresses.
One of the surprises for this reader is the progress being seen in Africa. In fact, Rwanda is the subject of a case study. The country has been recovering from genocide and civil war in the ’90’s and has recently been named by the Economist as “Africa’s new Singapore”. Some 17 countries in Africa are among the most improved over the last eight years.
To explore the report and research economic data on nearly any country, and to download the report itself (free), go to www.doingbusiness.org. This is one of the fundamental tools of anyone intending to do business, or any kind, outside their own country.