Former Soviet republics Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Protecting Investors > Index ranking

DEFINITION: Doing Business measures the strength of minority shareholder protections against directors’ misuse of corporate assets for personal gain. The indicators distinguish 3 dimensions of investor protection: transparency of transactions (extent of disclosure index), liability for self-dealing (extent of director liability index) and shareholders’ ability to sue officers and directors for misconduct (ease of shareholder suits index). The data come from a survey of corporate lawyers and are based on company laws, codes of civil procedure and securities regulations. To make the data comparable across countries, several assumptions about the business and the transaction are used. NOTE: This is a ranking derived from several indicators, 1 being the best (ranked first). The higher the number on this graph, the lower their overall ranking. Invert this graph by clicking on 'Amount' at the top. Consult source for details on methodology.


1 Ukraine 141 2005
2 Georgia 115 2005
3 Belarus 110 2005
4 Azerbaijan 109 2005
5 Uzbekistan 106 2005
6 Moldova 89 2005
7 Russia 73 2005
8 Kazakhstan 70 2005
9 Lithuania 61 2005
10 Kyrgyzstan 49 2005
11 Latvia 40 2005
12 Estonia 27 2005


Former Soviet republics Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Protecting Investors > Index ranking


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