Methodology[ edit ] The report is above all, a benchmark study of regulation. The survey consists of a questionnaire designed by the Doing Business team with the assistance of academic advisers. The questionnaire centers on a simple business case that ensures comparability across economies and over time.
Jamaica falls in Doing Business rankings Published: Wednesday October 30, The fall represents the ninth year of straight decline for Jamaica, which ranked 43 in the report, and comes amid calls from corporate Jamaica for the Government to do more to create a business-friendly climate.
However, in one of the most watched sub-rankings, the ease of paying taxes, Jamaica did no worse than the previous year, although it continued to rank among the worst performers at of countries. The PSOJ has been trumpeting the importance of a friendly business climate, and its knock-on effects of jobs, investment, and the economic growth that has eluded Jamaica for decades.
Our competitors are the rest of the world and we are competing for investment and job creation," Zacca said. Doing Business ranks countries for ease of doing business around a range of ten indicators. The report, published annually, is dated a year ahead of the period in which it is released.
The report tracks performance from June 2, to June 1, But it also puts it ahead of seven others: Jamaica at midpoint the global rankings falls just below Russia and Serbia and just above the Maldives and China.
There were some successes, however, as despite the slide, Jamaica led the Caribbean area in its reforms and made at least three positive changes to improve its business regulatory environment over the past year.
The report said Jamaica reduced the corporate income tax rate, streamlined procedures for starting a new business, and adopted new legislation for credit information reporting and private credit bureaus - two licences were issued by the Bank of Jamaica and the bureaus went live earlier this year.
On the downside, Jamaica made transferring property more difficult by increasing the transfer tax and stamp duty. In this sub-ranking, Jamaica dropped from in the report to Its positions held steady in five categories: The Doing Business report comes just ahead of the introduction of a bill to Parliament on Tuesday dealing with tax reform, which aims to curtail tax subisidies but stimulate the real economy.
Only two other Caribbean countries were listed in the current report as making regulatory changes - Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago. The Bahamas reduced the cost of transferring property and improved its insolvency process; while Trinidad lowered the cost of connecting to the power supply and was also recognised for simplifying procedures for registering a new business.
The World Bank report notes, however, that Jamaica recorded a 0. The DTF scoring ranges from 0 to points, with representing the best performance. Eleven Caribbean countries have implemented reforms since Jamaica led the region with a total of 13 reforms during the period.
Dominican Republic followed with 12 reforms, which allowed it to narrow the gap with global good practices in business regulation, the most since The top 10 economies ranked for ease of doing business are:With member countries, staff from more than countries, and offices in over locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.
Jamaica has achieved the Caribbean region's highest ranking on the ease of doing business, and has jumped 36 places to 58 among economies worldwide, according to the .
This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Jamaica. In a series of annual reports, Doing Business assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and. Doing business Jamaica - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English). Notwithstanding government efforts at regulatory reform, Jamaica continues to slide in the World Bank's annual Doing Business rankings, falling three more places to 94 in the new report released initiativeblog.com fall represents the ninth year of straight.
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This page summarizes Doing Business data for Jamaica.
It includes rankings, data for key regulations and comparisons with other economies. procedure list for men and women, the graph shows the time for women. For more information on methodology, see the Doing Business website REPORT FRAUD OR CORRUPTION.