The World Bank Global Annual Doing of Business reports provide an aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business in the world, based on indicators that measure and benchmark national regulations applying to domestic business.The indicators included in the ranking are: 1) starting a business, 2) dealing with construction permits, 3) getting electricity, 4) registering property, 5) getting credit, 6) protecting minority investors, 7) paying taxes, 8) trading across borders, 9) enforcing contracts, and 10) resolving insolvency.
According to the 2017 report, Syria ranked 174 out of190 countries in 2016 (compared to a rank of 134 out of 183 countries in 2010), meaning its business environment has become less attractive. Almost all Syrian indicators were weak in the past year, but the worst-performing indicators were dealing with construction permits, trading across borders, and obtaining credit. The charts below compare Syria’s performance within each of the above ten indicators included in the ranking of Ease of Doing Business, comparing the year 2017 with the year 2010.
Source: the World Bank, Doing Business 2018
Source: the World Bank, Doing Business 2011