This year marks the 15th Doing Business Report. Since the project began in 2003, the global business regulatory environment has changed dramatically. Governments around the world have embraced and nurtured by advances in information technology to reduce bureaucratic obstacles and increase transparency.

Today, ин 65 of the 190 economies covered by Doing Business, entrepreneurs can complete at least one business process using the Internet, compared to only nine of the 145 economies covered by Doing Business 2004. In addition, in 31 economies it is now possible to initiate commercial online dispute. This kind of progress can be seen in other areas covered by Doing Business.

This year, Macedonia is ranked 11th place in the Doing Business 2018 Rank,which covers 190 countries of the world. In the first place this year is ranked New Zealand.
The first edition of Doing Business, was published in September 2003, but then little information was available about the impacts on the business. Doing business report create a new approach to policy reforms and focused on domestic companies. The objectives of the Doing Business report are to define reforms and to encourage these reforms across countries. Behind each set of indicators lies rigorous academic analysis, made in collaboration with renowned scientists. In the years since the project began, more than 3,000 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 7,000 working papers were written using the Doing Business data. The data from Doing Business report is used to get a better picture of the economic policy. Since its inception, Doing Business Report covered 145 economies but today the scope of the report is expanded to 190 economies worldwide. Regulatory areas measured by the report, also spread to several aspects that are relevant to the daily operations of the domestic small and medium-sized firms. One aspect of Doing Business remained unchanged: its focus on the promotion of regulatory reform that strengthens the ability of the private sector to create jobs, to create jobs to reduce poverty and create more opportunities for the economy to prosper. The idea that the private sector has a significant economic, social and development impact is now universally recognized. Responsible for about 90% of employment in developing countries, the private sector is ideally placed to reduce poverty by providing opportunities to ensure a fair and sustainable standard of living. Policy reforms to catalyze private investment. Promoting well-functioning private sector is a major undertaking for any government. They seek long-term policies to remove administrative barriers and strengthen laws that promote entrepreneurship. Report helps economies to do reforms and it gives voice to the people to demand better public services. It also increases the responsibility of the government. Over the past decade, more than 60 economies have established regulatory commission reforms that use Doing Business indicators. As a result, governments have published more than 3,180 regulatory reforms, including about 920 reforms inspired by the Doing Business report.