The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.

The Doing Business project, launched in 2002, looks at domestic small and medium-size companies and measures the regulations applying to them through their life cycle.

By gathering and analyzing comprehensive quantitative data to compare business regulation environments across economies and over time, Doing Business encourages economies to compete towards more efficient regulation; offers measurable benchmarks for reform; and serves as a resource for academics, journalists, private sector researchers and others interested in the business climate of each economy.

Doing Business covers 11 areas of business regulation across 190 economies. Ten of these areas—starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency—are included in the distance to frontier score and ease of doing business ranking. Doing Business also measures features of labor market regulation, which is not included in these two measures.

Doing Business relies on four main sources of information: the relevant laws and regulations, Doing Business respondents, the governments of the economies covered and the World Bank Group regional staff. More than 43,000 professionals in 190 economies have assisted in providing the data that inform the Doing Business indicators over the past 15 years. 

On the Land Portal, we only display a selection of all indicators included in the Doing Business project. In particular, we have focused our attention on land-related indicators. Thus, we have included all available measures related to the quality of the land administration index, including all its sub-components (reliability of infrastructure index, transparency of information index, geographic coverage index, land dispute resolution index, equal access to property rights index) and measures for the registering property index (procedures, time, cost and quality of the land administration index). In order to offer a clear picture of the general regulatory and business context in which these land-related indicators are calculated, we have also included the ease of doing business distance to frontier and score, which are based on all the 10 regulation areas assessed by the Doing Business.

 

                 

Find more information at the Doing Business website

 

This indicator measures the cost required to complete each procedure (% of property value).

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Percentage

This is the distance to frontier score of the indicator "Cost - Registering property (Doing Business)".

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Index (0; 100)

The distance to frontier score helps assess the absolute level of regulatory performance over time.

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Index (0; 100)

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business. A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

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Rank

The equal access to property rights index has two components:

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Index (-2; 0)

The geographic coverage index has four components:

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Index (0; 8)

The land dispute resolution index assesses the legal framework for immovable property registration and the accessibility of dispute resolution mechanisms. The index has eight components:

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Index (0; 8)

This indicator measures the number of procedures necessary for a business. 

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Number

This is the distance to frontier score of the indicator "Procedures - Registering property (Doing Business)".

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Index (0; 100)

The quality of land administration index is composed of five other indices:

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Index (0; 30)

This is the distance to frontier score of the indicator Quality of land administration index (that ranges from 0 to 30, with higher

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Index (0; 100)

Doing Business records the full sequence of procedures necessary for a business (the buyer) to purchase a property from another business (the seller) and to transfer the property title to the buyer

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Index (0; 100)

Doing Business records the full sequence of procedures necessary for a business (the buyer) to purchase a property from another business (the seller) and to transfer the property title to the buyer

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Rank

The reliability of infrastructure index has six components:

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Index (0; 8)

This indicator measures the median duration that property lawyers, notaries or registry officials indicate is necessary to complete a procedure. 

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Days

This is the distance to frontier score of the indicator "Time - Registering property (Doing Business)".

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Index (0; 100)

The transparency of information index has 10 components:

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Index (0; 6)
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