Doing Business in Africa: World Bank Report 2012

The World Bank’s Doing Business Project is an annual report that provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies and selected cities in the world.

The main purpose of the project is to encourage countries to compete towards more efficient regulation; offering measurable benchmarks for reform; and serving as a resource for academics, journalists, private sector researchers and others interested in the business climate of each country.

The 2012  report saw significant progress made by 5 African countries: São Tomé and Príncipe, Cape Verde, Sierra Leone, Burundi, and Morocco which climbed 21 places, from115 to 94.

The most complete Report available for Africa this year is about Kenya economy

Doing Business in Kenya 2012

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A good overview is provided about East Africa economies



Doing Business in the East African Community 2012

This report compares business regulations and identifies good practices in the 5 East African Community economies: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. It finds all economies have made it easier to do business in the past 6 years. Read more »

You can find the complete report about the 183  countries in the global benchmark

Doing Business 2012

Doing Business in a More Transparent World

Author: Doing Business
Published: October 20, 2011 (4,404 KB PDF)
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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of, Founder of, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at

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