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Doing Business case studies highlight the specific experience of an economy or region in improving important aspects of business regulation. They offer an insight into regulatory issues faced by policy makers, challenges they had to overcome, and the impact of their initiative.
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Starting a Business and Registering Property: The role of training in facilitating entreprenuership and property rights

By keeping records of a company’s formal existence and of land ownership rights, business and land registries play a critical role in any economy’s business environment. Registering a new company or a property right is best done when registry officers are well trained and knowledgeable. A combination of targeted training and effective communication to both civil servants and the public can improve the overall quality of the public goods and services provided by business and land registries.

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Getting Electricity: Understanding the benefits of wiring regulation

This year Doing Business deals with private sector participation in construction regulation. Involving private sector engineers or firms in construction regulation is a trend that has been gaining traction in economies around the world. Some form of private sector participation in construction regulation is employed in 93 of the 190 economies covered by Doing Business.

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Trading Across Borders: Training for trade facilitation

In today’s globalized and highly digitalized trading environment, the ability of trade professionals to benefit from electronic systems largely depends on training and communication. In recent years, Doing Business has captured reforms that highlight the fundamental role played by education, training and communication in trade facilitation.

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Enforcing Contracts and Resolving Insolvency: Training and efficiency in the judicial system

The case study on enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency examines the education and training that judges receive worldwide. It highlights that training can act as an essential conduit for the introduction of new laws, methods and practices to the judiciary and that In an ever-changing business world, judges’ knowledge must be kept current on the rapidly-evolving business regulatory environment. The case study also features specific examples of two judicial systems – Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates – with adequate education and training frameworks in commercial and insolvency matters for judges.