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. Among the improved performers in 2012 was Burundi, which was also listed as a top ten reformer in the last Doing Business report 2013.

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Created from: World Bank, CPIA

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Financial sector

Business regulatory environment