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Doing business in Punjab : an agenda for sub-national reform (English)

This report examines the Doing Business database for 6 cities in Pakistan in order to assess how cities in the Punjab – Lahore, Faisalabad and Sialkot, may hypothetically improve their global rankings, as defined by the Doing Business methodology, by adopting the policies, regulations and practices of other cities in Pakistan. The report attempts to distinguish between those areas which are related to policies and regulations from those which are based on proximity, cost of services and court efficiency in order to provide specific guidance to policy makers regarding areas where improvements are possible.


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    Manes,Eric David

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    South Asia,

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    Doing business in Punjab : an agenda for sub-national reform

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    Finance & Private Sector Development;exchange rate adjustment;cost of service;water and sewage;receipt of payment;capital value tax;minimum wage;contract enforcement;Legal Services;transfer tax;tax rate;recovery rate;specific regulation;court efficiency;stamp duty;regional variation;building permit;utility connection;import side;wage scale;market force;Land Registry;labor legislation;cost difference;bankruptcy procedure;Exchange Rates;environmental inspection;court cost;total tax;construction period;municipal authority;property value;efficiency improvement;court procedure;procedural requirement;registration fee;private investment;geographic proximity;numerical value;individual indicator;Business Climate;aggregate result;cumulative fashion;impact indicator;hypothetical case;Land Registration;site development;import cost;property registration;Labor Market;efficiency gain;scale economy;documentation requirement;pay taxes;labor flexibility;



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Manes,Eric David

Doing business in Punjab : an agenda for sub-national reform (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.