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Global Overview

Topics include Openness to Investment, Legal and Regulatory systems, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Rights, Transparency, Performance Requirements, State-Owned Enterprises, Responsible Business Conduct, and Corruption.

There are select examples of economies expanding openness to investment, improving transparency, and helping new businesses open. This likely reflects an acknowledgment by those economies of the vital role the private sector can play in economic competitiveness and growth.

On the other hand, the reports highlight a variety of challenges and barriers, such as local content requirements, lack of adequate transparency, problems with corruption, and sectors closed to foreign businesses.

Country Reports

Africa (Sub-Saharan)

Angola Democratic Republic of the Congo Kenya Niger South Africa
Benin Djibouti Liberia Nigeria South Sudan
Botswana Equatorial Guinea Madagascar Republic of the Congo Sudan
Burkina Faso Eswatini Malawi Rwanda Tanzania
Burundi Ethiopia Mali São Tomé and Príncipe Togo
Cabo Verde Gabon Mauritania Senegal Uganda
Cameroon Gambia Mauritius Seychelles Zambia
Chad Ghana Mozambique Sierra Leone Zimbabwe
Côte d’Ivoire Guinea Namibia Somalia  

East Asia and Pacific

Australia Hong Kong Maldives Philippines Timor-Leste
Brunei Indonesia Marshall Islands Samoa Vietnam
Burma Japan Micronesia Singapore
Cambodia Laos Mongolia South Korea
China Macau New Zealand Taiwan
Fiji Malaysia Papua New Guinea Thailand

Europe and Eurasia

Albania Croatia Hungary Moldova Serbia
Andorra Czech Republic Iceland Montenegro Slovakia
Armenia Denmark Ireland Netherlands Slovenia
Austria Estonia Italy North Macedonia Spain
Azerbaijan Finland Kosovo Norway Sweden
Belarus France and Monaco Latvia Poland Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Belgium Georgia Lithuania Portugal Turkey
Bosnia and Herzegovina Germany Luxembourg Romania Ukraine
Bulgaria Greece Malta Russia United Kingdom

Near East (Middle East and North Africa)

Algeria Israel Libya Saudi Arabia
Bahrain Jordan Morocco Tunisia
Egypt Kuwait Oman United Arab Emirates
Iraq Lebanon Qatar West Bank and Gaza

South and Central Asia

Bangladesh Kazakhstan Nepal Sri Lanka Turkmenistan
India Kyrgyz Republic Pakistan Tajikistan Uzbekistan

Western Hemisphere

Antigua and Barbuda Canada El Salvador Mexico Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Argentina Chile Grenada Nicaragua Suriname
Bahamas Colombia Guatemala Panama Trinidad and Tobago
Barbados Costa Rica Guyana Paraguay Uruguay
Belize Dominica Haiti Peru
Bolivia Dominican Republic Honduras Saint Kitts and Nevis
Brazil Ecuador Jamaica Saint Lucia
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