Doing Business 2010 has been released today, and the oft-cited rankings are now publicly available.
The report contains several interesting findings, perhaps the most important of which is that Rwanda has been ranked as the top business reformer - a first for a sub-Saharan African economy (Mauritius retained its top ranking as the African country in which it is easiest to do business). This ranking is based on the number and impact of reforms introduced in the year - through May 2009 - a summary of which may be found here (scroll down for table). The report also finds that:
Two regions were particularly active this year: Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 26 of the region’s 27 economies reformed business regulation in at least one area covered by Doing Business. Governments in the Middle East and North Africa are reforming at a similar rate, with 17 of 19 reforming in 2008/09. In both cases, competition among neighbors helped inspire widespread reform.