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Amit Tandon: The message in India's static ranking

How open is India for business? Not very, concludes the World Bank, in its recent Ease of Doing Business report

Amit Tandon 

Amit Tandon

Two reports published over the last few weeks warrant close reading and carry important lessons: Ease of Doing Business and Asia CG Watch. Ease of Doing Business is a quantitative measure of business regulations across “11 regulatory areas that are central to how the private sector functions”.

Since it puts a quantitative number on regulations and outcomes — for example, how many days it takes to get permits to start a business — it provides policymakers a clear target. As the report is being published annually since 2003, it allows regulators to measure ...

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 22:39 IST
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