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Doing enterprise 2010 is the 7th in a sequence of annual experiences investigating the rules that improve company job and people who constrain it. Doing enterprise provides quantitative symptoms on enterprise laws and the security of estate rights that may be in comparison throughout 183 economies--from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe--and over the years. laws affecting 10 levels of a business's lifestyles are measured: beginning a company, facing building allows, making use of employees, registering estate, getting credits, preserving traders, paying taxes, buying and selling throughout borders, implementing contracts and shutting a enterprise. facts in Doing company 2010 are present as of June 1, 2009. the symptoms are used to research financial results and determine what reforms have labored, the place and why.

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5 years. On the other hand, Mauritius, with an unemployment protection scheme in place, has just eliminated severance pay for cases of retrenchment. Introducing unemployment protection schemes is not straightforward. Such schemes risk prolonging unemployment if incentives for job search are distorted. 3 Who makes employing workers easy—and who does not? Rigidity of employment index (0–100) Least Australia Hong Kong, China United States Singapore Brunei Darussalam Marshall Islands Uganda St. Lucia Kuwait Canada Most 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 São Tomé and Principe Morocco Congo, Rep.

Burkina Faso implemented a one-stop shop, reducing the time to obtain a construction permit by 2 months. Permit fees were reduced by more than half. Efforts by the National Water and Sanitation Office in Ouagadougou cut the time to obtain a new water connection by 35 days. Mali also improved access to utilities. Obtaining a new water connection now takes 1 month less than before. Six economies made it more difficult to deal with construction permits in 2008/09. Kenya made it obligatory for certain projects, such as warehouses, to obtain an environmental clearance from the National Environment Management Authority and increased the fees to obtain a building permit by almost 4 times.

Source: Doing Business database; World Bank Enterprise Survey database. same businesses hit hard by the recent crisis. “Financing construction projects has become harder and we’re under pressure to meet project deadlines. It helps to have a more efficient building authority to work with,” says a builder in Dubai. This positive outlook is due in no small part to reforms undertaken by the Dubai Municipality to speed up the process with better electronic application and payment systems. Who reformed in 2008/09?

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