Panel Discussion on the Sultanate’s Scores in Ease of Doing Business Index

Muscat, The National Office for Competitiveness in cooperation with Government Communication Center organized today a panel discussion on the Sultanate’s score at the ease of doing business report 2019 ; which is one of the most important international indices monitored by the Center.

The meeting, which was held at the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI)’s building under the chair of Dr. Khalifa bin Abdullah al- Barwani, member of the National Commission for Competitiveness in the presence of 17 public organizations discussed the challenges facing the improvement in the ranking of the Sultanate in the ease of doing business index. The meeting also discussed the initiatives and procedures which may contribute to improving the Sultanate’s ranking in this index in light of the priority attached by the government to improve business environment in the Sultanate.

The index published by the World Bank annually measures the systems which either enhance or hamper business at the cities. The report provides a number of indices on the systems which affect 11 fields of business environment and intellectual property protection. Comparisons are made among 190 economies in the world.

The report includes the systems which affect the ease of doing business in ten stages namely starting business activity, getting building permits & electricity, ownership registration, getting credit, investor protection and tax payment. It also includes cross border trade, implementation of contracts and settlement of the insolvency cases.

The National Office for Competitiveness in cooperation with Government Communication Center held a meeting with media man, social networks activists and entrepreneurs to enhance communication with the different sectors of society and raise awareness of the efforts made to improve the Sultanate’s ranking in international indices.

Source: Oman News Agency