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  1. in South East Europe 2008 Luis Aldo Sánchez-Ortega 3rd Regional Competitiveness Conference in Southeast Europe Przno, May 20-22, 2008

  2. Why expand Doing Business to the subnational level? Diagnostic tool Reform instrument M&E instrument • Comparisons within countries are strong drivers of reform • Uncovers bottlenecks and local good practices • Promotes peer to peer learning • Creates baseline • Allows locations to compete locally and globally • Entry point in countries averse to international comparisons • Puts regulatory reformon political agenda • Measures progress over time • Creates an incentive to maintain reform effort even when governments change • Extends Doing Business indicators beyond the most populous city to other cities • Combines the media appeal of Doing Businesswith a strategy to actively involvelocal governments in reform process • It creates demand for other WB/IFC products and converts WB/IFC BEE teams into reform facilitators

  3. Doing Business in SEE… covering 16 cities • Albania: Shkodra • Vlora • Bosnia and • Herzegovina: Banja Luka • Mostar • Croatia: Osijek • Šibenik • Varaždin • Macedonia: Bitola • Montenegro: Nikšić • Pljevlje • Kosovo: Priština • Prizren • Serbia: Kruševac • Užice • Vranje • Zrenjanin

  4. Doing Business in SEE… measuring 4 indicators • Benchmarking theeasedoingbusiness in the SEE region • Selectedindicators: • Starting a business • Dealingwithconstructionlicenses • Registeringproperty • Enforcingcontracts • Whytheseindicators? Becausethese are areaswhere local governmentshaveadministrative and legislatecompetence

  5. Subnational Doing Business has projects all around the globe Countries: 32 Cities: 230 2005 2006 2007 2008


  6. Subnational DB uncovers best practices within a country *2007 data

  7. Doing Business in Mexico 2006, 2007 and 2008: sustained development results • Great initial impact. Political support for reform efforts has continued even after two rounds of local elections and one presidential election since first benchmark. • Capacity-building strategy: methodology transferred to local think-tank with support from Mexican Government and FIAS quality control • Led to reform assistance requests to IFC from 3 states.

  8. http://Subnational.doingbusiness.org Detailed information in 5 languages 2nd phase: Merge global and SDB databases General description Launching conference presentations Names of all the people involved in SBD projects Links to specific country subnational websites Services for clients and public in general

  9. http://Subnational.doingbusiness.org Country reports’ general description Rankings Data analysis Main findings National reform simulator Free reports in local language and English

  10. http://subnational.doingbusiness.org Doing Business