Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All is a publication of the World Bank. It investigates the regulations that enhance business activities and those that constrain it. Specifically, the report measures aspects of regulations that enable or prevent private sector businesses from starting, operating and expanding.
The report also highlights the large disparities between high- and low-income economies, and the barriers that women face while starting a business or getting a job compared to men. It also discusses the role that may be played by business regulatory reforms in the global goal to reduce income inequality.
It is useful resource in analyzing economic outcome, and identifying what reforms in business regulations have worked, where and why.