Research and analysis

Business environment reform and investment: rapid evidence assessment

How and with what effects business environment reform links to investment facilitation and promotion.



Over the past few years, business environment reform has increasingly been seen as an important factor for investment levels in any given economy. Such reform aims to promote the development of markets that encourage competition and enhance other development interventions. Indeed, many agencies consider an enabling business environment as one of the pre-requisites for economic growth and poverty reduction.

This rapid evidence assessment addresses 2 topics:

  • the impact of business environment reform on investment
  • the effectiveness of linking business environment reform and investment facilitation and promotion services
Published 27 October 2015