Going Beyond Efficiency, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 12th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms of business regulation have worked, where and why. Main Findings Doing Business Between June and Junethe report, which measures economies worldwide, documented business reforms, with reforms aimed at reducing the complexity and cost of complying with business regulation, and 85 reforms aimed at strengthening legal institutions - with Sub-Saharan Africa accounting for the largest number of such reforms.
She lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh — one of countries that scores below 50 out of in our Corruption Perceptions Index, indicating serious levels of public sector corruption. Instead of going to school, she spends her days sorting bottles at a recycling factory.
Officially child labour is illegal in Bangladesh. Unofficially a bribe paid to the right official can mean exceptions are made. Like all exploitation, child labour remains a sad reality in environments where citizens are trapped in poverty and corrupt officials can be paid off.
Others include human trafficking, child mortality, poor education standards, environmental destruction and terrorism. Put simply — public sector corruption is about so much more than missing money. Based on expert opinion, the Corruption Perceptions Index measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption worldwide.
The scale of the issue is huge. Sixty-eight per cent of countries worldwide have a serious corruption problem. Half of the G20 are among them. Not one single country, anywhere in the world, is corruption-free.
The Corruption Perceptions Index clearly shows that corruption remains a blight around the world. But was also a year when people again took to the streets to protest corruption. People across the globe sent a strong signal to those in power: Although corruption is still rife globally, more countries improved their scores in than declined.
Some countries have improved in recent years — Greece, Senegal and the UK are among those that have seen a significant increase in scores since Dealing with many entrenched corruption issues, Brazil has been rocked by the Petrobras scandal, in which politicians are reported to have taken kickbacks in exchange for awarding public contracts.
As the economy crunches, tens of thousands of ordinary Brazilians have lost their jobs already. In Syria, as in other countries, deep corruption has helped finance violent extremist groups and provide them with a powerful narrative for recruitment. Vast quantities of weapons have been sold in the region primarily by Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States often with little oversight.
Lowest scorers characterised by bloody and entrenched conflict Six of the 10 most corrupt countries also rank among the 10 least peaceful places in the world. In Afghanistan, millions of dollars that should have gone on reconstruction have been reportedly wasted or stolenseriously undermining efforts to sustain peace.
One in six children die before the age of five — making it the deadliest place in the world to be a child. More thanchildren die each year. An activist in Cambodia stands on piles of wood that once formed the forest she grew up in. She says the government evicted her village to make way for foreign companies who want to use the area to grow sugarcane and rubber.
Take Sweden for instance. It comes fourth in the index, yet the Swedish-Finnish firm TeliaSonera — 37 per cent owned by the Swedish state — is facing allegations that it paid millions of dollars in bribes to secure business in Uzbekistan, which comes in at rd in the index.
As our research shows, half of all OECD countries are violating their international obligations to crack down on bribery by their companies abroad.
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To stamp out the abuse of power, bribery and shed light on secret deals, citizens must together tell their governments they have had enough. The challenge now is to tackle the underlying causes and reduce impunity for corruption. Police arrest a demonstrator at an opposition rally in Baku, Azerbaijan in The ongoing devastating conflicts in these and other countries inevitably mean that any efforts to strengthen institutions and the state have taken a back seat.Doing Business Report.
The Doing Business Report (DB) is a report started by Simeon Djankov and elaborated by the World Bank Group since every year that is aimed to measure the costs to firms of business regulations in countries. Doing Business also measures labor market regulation, which is not included in this year’s ranking.
Data in Doing Business are current as of June 1, The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms of business regulation have worked, where and why.
New Delhi: India’s ranking in the World Bank ease of doing business survey for climbed a record 30 notches to as a range of regulatory and policy reforms put in place by the Union and state governments over .
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World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index. Doing Business Report. The Doing Business Report (DB) is a report started by Simeon Djankov and elaborated by the World Bank Group since every year that is aimed to measure the costs to firms of business regulations in countries.