Presentation of the report Doing Business 2017 - Africa

26 April 2017 in Madrid and Barcelona
Presentación del informe Doing Business Africa 2018. 21 de febrero de 2018 en Madrid y Valencia

As in recent years, Casa África is again organizing the presentation of this report, a flagship publication of the World Bank Group which this year is entitled Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunities for All. This presentation will focus specifically on highlighting the report’s findings as regards Africa.

This is the fourteenth in a series of annual reports that measure the regulations that favour business activity and those that restrict it.

Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared between 190 economies - from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe - and over time.

The presentation of the report, placing the central focus on Africa, will be led by Augusto Lopez-Claros and will take place on 26 April 2017:

  • At 12 midday at the headquarters of the CEOE in Madrid (C/ Diego de León, 50), in the presence of José Vicente González, Vice President of CEOE and President of the Commission of the European Union of the national organization and Luis Padrón, Director General of Casa África
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  • at 6pm in Barcelona, at the headquarters of the Foment del Treball Nacional (Vía Laietana, 32) with a welcome from Joaquin Gay de Montellá, President of Foment del Treball Nacional and Luis Padrón, Director General of Casa África, who will make a brief presentation of the institution he leads. [Download programme]

Augusto Lopez-Claros is the director of the World Bank’s Global Indicators and Analysis Group. Previously, he was chief economist and director of the Global Competitiveness programme at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, where he was director of the Global Competitiveness Report, the forum’s most important publication, as well as other regional economic studies. López-Claros is also the founder of EFD-Global Consulting Network and director of the Humanitarian Response Index project of DARA, a non-profit organization committed to improving development cooperation and humanitarian action.

Doing Business analyzes the regulations that affect 11 areas of a company’s life cycle. Ten of these areas are included in the classification on the ease of doing business: opening a business, managing construction permits, obtaining electricity, registering property, obtaining credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, cross-border trading, compliance with contracts and resolution of insolvency.

The Doing Business 2017 data is current as of 1 June 2016. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify which reforms of business regulation have worked, where and why.

Esta actividad se realiza en el marco del proyecto CONFIAFRICA, cofinanciado por la Unión Europea a través del Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional-FEDER en el marco del programa de cooperación INTERREG MAC (Azores, Madeira y Canarias).


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