Reference: Doing Business at a Glance 2012, iOS App from World Bank Group (Free)
From the iTunes App Store:
Doing Business at a Glance 2012 lets you compare the rankings and indicators from Doing Business 2012 (DB2012) and Doing Business 2011 (DB2011), all without the need for an internet connection. The app presents rankings and quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights across 183 economies with business reform summaries for each economy.
You can compare 2012 and 2011 rankings and indicators from economy to economy or economy to region; sort economies by region, income level, ease of doing business ranking, and all other rankings and indicators; view highlights and trends found in DB2012, and read the complete Doing Business 2012 and Doing Business 2011 reports, with the option to export to iBooks.
The Doing Business project, part of the IFC and the World Bank Group, investigates the regulations that enhance and constrain business activity. Regulations affecting 10 stages of a business’ life are included in the overall ease of doing business rankings: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, and resolving insolvency. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what business reforms have worked, where and why.
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