The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies and selected cities at the subnational level.

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 – 183, with first place being the best. A high ranking on the ease of doing business index means the regulatory environment is conducive to the operation of business.

For details, see http://www.doingbusiness.org/economyrankings/ and http://www.doingbusiness.org/