The results of a study on the business environment in ten Mozambican cities this year as part of an assessment that will focus on small and medium-sized enterprises will be announced in the first quarter of 2019, according to a World Bank statement released in Maputo.
The study, which will cover the cities of Beira, Chimoio, Inhambane, Lichinga, Maputo, Nampula, Pemba, Quelimane, Tete and Xai-Xai, will review business regulations affecting small and medium enterprises in four regulatory areas – the opening of business, property registration, international trade and execution of contracts.
The ports of Beira, Maputo and Nacala, as well as the land border of Ressano Garcia, will also be analysed as border points for international trade, according to the World Bank statement.
“We hope that this national Doing Business study in Mozambique will encourage and inform,” stakeholders in “active dialogue on the importance of the regulatory environment for economic growth,” said World Bank Director for Mozambique Mark Lundell.
This study is funded by the United Kingdom, the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the World Bank Group.
In this year’s edition of the Doing Business study, which assesses the ease of doing business in the world, released in late 2017, Mozambique fell again from 137th to 138th place among 190 countries and regions. (macauhub)