Publication: Doing Business in the European Union 2021: Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands (with focus on the Netherlands)
Doing Business provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across one hundred ninety-one economies. It is founded on the principle that economic activity benefits from clear rules: rules that allow voluntary exchanges between economic actors, set out strong property rights, facilitate the resolution of commercial disputes, and provide contractual partners with protections against arbitrariness and abuse. This report highlights divergences in regulatory performance including in the implementation of the regulatory framework at the local level among ten Dutch cities. It analyzes the regulatory hurdles faced by entrepreneurs and suggests ways to make it easier to do business across the five areas benchmarked by providing good practice examples from the Netherlands and other EU member states.
“World Bank. 2023. Doing Business in the European Union 2021: Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands (with focus on the Netherlands). © Washington DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/39584 License: CC BY-NC 3.0 IGO.”