Structural Policies (Cluster B) covers policies affecting trade, the financial sector and the business environment. The regional average score for Cluster B was stable at 3.2. Policies impacting trade, the financial sector and the business environment are covered under this cluster. Investment and private sector activity in the region has been robust. However, much remains to be done. For the 39 International Development Association (IDA) countries in Africa, the CPIA scores assessing the business regulatory environment show a fairly high level of stability, with the overall score at 3.1. Several African countries were among the top reformers in the 2014 Doing Business report: Burundi, Cote D’Ivoire, and Rwanda. Three African economies made the biggest progress globally in an area measured by DB 2014: Burundi in the ease of registering property, Benin in the ease of trading across borders, and Côte d’Ivoire in the ease of enforcing contracts.

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Created from: World Bank, CPIA

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Financial sector

Business regulatory environment