World Bank Group to study local business regulatory climate in Poland

By bne IntelliNews March 7, 2014

The World Bank Group has kicked off a study that will look at the Polish business regulatory environment and its impact on local entrepreneurs. The subnational study builds on the World Bank Group's flagship Doing Business annual reports and will include additional cities from the perspective of a small to midsize domestic firms across Poland, the institution said.
The study, which is set to be released in the spring of 2015, will benchmark four regulatory areas, which are governed by local jurisdiction and/or local implementation of national regulations, the areas are: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property, and enforcing contacts.
The main purpose of the Subnational Doing Business studies is to shine the light on what is working and what can be improved upon within the areas measured, explained Xavier Devictor, World Bank Manager for Poland and the Baltic countries.
The subnational and regional Doing Business reports capture differences in business regulations and their enforcement across locations in a single country or region. The reports provide data on the ease of doing business in selected areas, rank each location, and recommend reforms to improve the business climate at the local level in each area. Since 2005, the World Bank Group’s subnational Doing Business projects have benchmarked 355 cities in 55 countries.
The study was requested by the ministry of infrastructure and development and state-owned Bank BGK.

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