Doing Business 2016
Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency
Over the 13 years since its inception the Doing Business report has become one of the world’s most influential policy publications. It is an annual report on the state of health of economies based on detailed diagnostics not of the relatively more visible features (such as growth) and various macroeconomic parameters (such as the public debt) but of underlying and embedded characteristics—such as the regulatory system, the efficacy of the bureaucracy and the nature of business governance. An economy’s scores on Doing Business indicators are somewhat akin to a measure of concentrations of various proteins and minerals in the human blood. They may not seem important to the lay observer, but they have huge long-run implications for an economy’s health, performance and growth.
The Global Innovation Index 2015
Effective Innovation Policies for Development
We are pleased to present the 2015 Global Innovation Index (GII) with this year’s theme of ‘Effective Innovation Policies for Development’. Innovation-driven growth is no longer the prerogative of high-income countries alone. Developing countries increasingly design policies intended to increase their innovation capacity. Innovation policies have taken different forms, depending on countries’ perceived needs; their impact has also varied across countries at similar levels of development. Certain developing countries have managed to continually improve their innovation inputs and outputs. Others still struggle.