Simplifying Business Permit and Licensing Process of Local Governments
The business of business registration is a process that involves both national and local governments. Making it simpler and easier for applicants is a challenge that confronts both. There are recent efforts by the national government to spur productivity and improve competitiveness, and a focus of attention is how to simplify the business registration requirements of national agencies.
This toolkit focuses on the challenge of simplifying business registration at the level of local governments. It draws from information and knowledge that had been documented on successful efforts by local governments to simplify business registration. It uses the experience of a growing number of local governments to show that simplifying business registration can be done, and that it can be done with positive results for both local government and small businesses.