Role models + best practices
Global best practices inform all of our work. For every indicator measured by the Ease of Doing Business Index, lessons from role model countries have demonstrated effective methods for improving investment climate.
Model case studies
These case studies detail the experience of role model countries that have significantly improved their investment climate by simplifying, harmonizing and digitizing administrative procedures.
In the past 15 years Georgia has transformed from a near-failed state in 2003, invaded in 2007, to being ranked the 6th easiest country in the world in which to do business, leading to a nearly 6x increase in FDI.
Communism, two wars in the 1990s, and the late adaption of liberal economic reforms were compounded by the 2008 global financial crisis, leaving Serbia struggling economically. Serbia’s notoriously difficult investment climate didn’t help as the country tried to recover from the recession. Only since 2014 has an aggressive reform agenda begun to yield results.
Estonia is a country with one of the longest histories of digital governance, dating to the first decade of its independence with universal internet access in schools by 1998 and internet access being declared as a human right in 2000. As a result of this early digital mindset, Estonia set itself up to be a pioneer in e-government.
Rwanda’s success in radically improving its investment climate offers inspiration to other countries seeking rapid economic development.