Publication: The Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2007
Publication of this first edition of the little data book on private sector development coincides with rising interest in private sector development and growing understanding of the links between private sector development and economic growth. Well functioning finance markets and a robust private sector play critical roles in increasing productivity and growth and in spreading equality of opportunity. The availability of cross-country data on the business environment has expanded rapidly in recent years; including data from the World Bank's doing business project and enterprise surveys. These data sources report on the scope and types of regulations that enhance, and constrain, business activity and provide information on business owners' assessments of the business environment. These data have led to new research, enabled benchmarking, and informed the reform process in many developing countries.
“World Bank. 2007. The Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2007. World Development Indicators. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/b2014eef-d558-5949-920b-ac9e7e2ef1ef License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”