APEC’s Ease of Doing Business - Interim Assessment 2009-2012

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APEC’s Ease of Doing Business - Interim Assessment 2009-2012

Publication Number

APEC#213-SE-01.13

Published Date

July 2013

Type of Publication

Reports

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APEC Secretariat, APEC Policy Support Unit

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Pages

50

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The report assesses the progress made by APEC in the priority areas included in the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) initiative: 1) Starting a Business; 2) Getting Credit; 3) Enforcing Contracts; 4) Trading Across Borders; and 5) Dealing with Construction Permits. Based on the World Bank’s Doing Business database, APEC’s collective progress in the EoDB initiative was equal to 11.5 percent between 2009 and 2012, exceeding the 2012 pro rata improvement target of 10 percent.
 
Despite the collective progress achieved so far, there is room for improvement across the APEC region in all EoDB priority areas, since progress is uneven across APEC member economies and priority areas. Capacity-building activities and the implementation of reform programs must continue to benefit the APEC community and move collectively closer to the goal of making it 25 percent cheaper, faster and easier to do business in the APEC region by 2015.

Introduction: APEC’S Ease of Doing Business
A. History
B. Target for 2015
C. Interim Assessment Measurement Approach
 
1. APEC’S Overall EoDB’s Initiative Performance
A. Starting a Business
B. Dealing with Construction Permits
C. Getting Credit
D. Trading Across Borders
E. Enforcing Contracts
F. Combined Progress in All Priority Areas
G. APEC Is Making Progress, but Needs to Intensify Efforts
 
2. APEC’S Improvements by Priority Area
A. Starting a Business
B. Dealing with Construction Permits
C. Getting Credit
D. Trading Across Borders
E. Enforcing Contracts
References
 
Appendix 1: Methodology
A. Average Values
B. Median Values
C. Obtaining the APEC-wide Rate of Improvement by Priority Area and APEC-wide Overall Improvement
 
Appendix 2: List of Economies by Groupings