Another year of stagnation in Doing Business

Despite a few improvements, Latin America and the Caribbean have stagnated for another year in the World Bank’s annual Doing Business ranking. Despite improvement at the global level (and a few success stories in Latin America), the region has, as a whole, done less in recent years than other regions at similar levels of development to improve its score. Latin Trade spoke with Rita Ramalho, Acting Director at the World Bank’s Global Indicators Group, which includes the Doing Business report, about the region’s performance. That report, now in its 15th year, ranks 190 of the world’s economies based on how easy each country makes life for domestic small and medium business people. Countries are assigned a “Distance to Frontier” (DTF) […]

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