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World Bank Doing Business Survey 2019: Starting a Business

The Starting a Business measure uses 6 items from the 2019 World Bank Doing Business Survey-a project to measure the regulations and enforcement of these regulations on small and medium sized companies in the private sector of 190 countries. The Starting a Business module asks about laws regarding practice and incentives given to companies for providing additional training opportunities for specific groups such as women and young people. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.

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Geographies Tested: Afghanistan,Albania,Algeria,Angola,Antigua and Barbuda,Argentina,Armenia,Australia,Austria,Azerbaijan,Bahrain,Bangladesh,Barbados,Belarus,Belgium,Belize,Benin,Bhutan,Bolivia,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Botswana,Brazil,Brunei,Bulgaria,Burkina Faso,Burundi,Cambodia,Cameroon,Canada,Cape Verde,Central African Republic,Chad,Chile,China,Colombia,Comoros,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Republic of the Congo,Costa Rica,Cote d'Ivoire,Croatia,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Denmark,Djibouti,Dominica,Dominican Republic,East Timor Timor-Leste,Ecuador,Egypt,El Salvador,Equatorial Guinea,Eritrea,Estonia,Ethiopia,Fiji,Finland,France,Gabon,Georgia,Germany,Ghana,Greece,Grenada,Guatemala,Guinea,Guinea-Bissau,Guyana,Haiti,Honduras,Hungary,Iceland,India,Indonesia,Iran,Iraq,Ireland,Israel,Italy,Jamaica,Japan,Jordan,Kazakhstan,Kenya,Kiribati,Korea, South,Kosovo,Kuwait,Kyrgyzstan,Laos,Latvia,Lebanon,Lesotho,Liberia,Libya,Liechtenstein,Lithuania,Luxembourg,Macedonia,Madagascar,Malawi,Malaysia,Maldives,Mali,Malta,Marshall Islands,Mauritania,Mauritius,Mexico,Micronesia, Federated States of,Moldova,Mongolia,Montenegro,Morocco,Mozambique,Myanmar (Burma),Namibia,Nauru,Nepal,Netherlands,New Zealand,Nicaragua,Niger,Nigeria,Norway,Oman,Pakistan,Palau,Panama,Papua New Guinea,Paraguay,Peru,Philippines,Poland,Portugal,Qatar,Romania,Russia,Rwanda,Saint Kitts and Nevis,Saint Lucia,Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,Samoa,San Marino,Saudi Arabia,Senegal,Serbia,Seychelles,Sierra Leone,Singapore,Slovakia,Slovenia,Solomon Islands,Somalia,South Africa,South Sudan,Spain,Sri Lanka,Sudan,Suriname,Sweden,Switzerland,Syria,Taiwan,Tajikistan,Tanzania,Thailand,The Bahamas,The Gambia,Togo,Tonga,Trinidad and Tobago,Tunisia,Turkey,Uganda,Ukraine,United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom,United States of America,Uruguay,Uzbekistan,Vanuatu,Vatican City,Venezuela,Vietnam,Yemen,Zambia,Zimbabwe

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

Legislative framework for company registration

1. Are there any differences for women shareholders during the operations of the company?

Response Options:*
Yes
No

2. If yes, please describe.

Response Options:
_____[Open response]

Training and education

3. Are entrepreneurs offered the option of attending specific classes or trainings when they start their new business?

Response Options:*
Yes
No

4. If yes, are the trainings offered to anyone or targeted at specific groups (youth, women, etc.)

Response Options:
_____[Open response]

5. Do entrepreneurs get any incentive to obtain any additional tertiary education during the conduct of business?

Response Options:*
Yes
No

6. If yes, are the incentives offered to anyone or targeted at specific groups (youth, women, etc.)?

Response Options:
_____[Open response]

* Numeric codes for the Response Options above were not provided in the original questionnaire.

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

World Bank Group. (2019). Doing Business 2019 - Starting a Business Questionnaire. https://www.doingbusiness.org/content/dam/doingBusiness/media/Methodology/Survey-Instruments/DB19/DB19-SB-questionnaire-en.pdf

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