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Santiago Croci Downes

About Santiago Croci Downes

Santiago Croci Downes is Acting Manager, Doing Business Unit, World Bank. He joined the Doing Business team in March 2008. Prior to that, he used to lead the Getting Credit - Legal Rights indicator. Before joining the team, he worked on an insolvency and creditor rights initiative at the Legal Vice-Presidency of the World Bank Group. He also worked on development issues at the Competitiveness Capacity Building Initiative of the Organisation of American States. Mr Croci holds a law degree in corporate law from Montpellier I University (Montpellier, France) and a master's degree in international law from Paul Cézanne University (Aix-en-Provence, France).

Emerging Europe Makes Great Strides in Improving Business Regulation for Entrepreneurs

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Emerging European economies offer a sound business regulatory framework. According to the World Bank Group’s Doing Business report, four economies in emerging Europe are in the global top 20 for the ease of doing business rankings. They are the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (ranked tenth out of 190 economies), Estonia (12), Latvia (14) and Georgia (16).
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