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Entrepreneurship

The data collection for entrepreneurship project was completed in June 2019. To measure entrepreneurial activity, annual data was collected directly from 155 company registrars on the number of newly registered firms. Data was also collected on female entrepreneurship over the past five years in order to measure gender gaps between men and women who start or operate a company. 

Sources

COUNTRY

AGENCY

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Central Business Registry (ACBR)

Albania

Institute of Statistics (INSTAT)

Algeria

Centre National du Registre du Commerce (CNRC)

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda Intellecutal Property and Commerce Office (ABIPCO)

Argentina

Secretaria Genderal del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Armenia

State Register Agency of Legal Entities of Armenia

Australia

Australian Securities & Investments Commission

Austria

Wirtschaftskammer (WKO)

Azerbaijan

Minsitry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism

Bangladesh

Private sector contributor

Belarus

Unified State Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs

Belgium

Direction Générale Statistique – Statistics Belgium, Service Public Fédéral Economie Direction Genderale Statistique et Information Economique

Belize

Belize Companies and Corporate Affairs Registry

Benin

Tribunal de Commerce De Cotonou

Bhutan

Ministry of Economic Affairs

Bolivia

Fundempresa

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Cescon Barrieu

Brazil

Cescon Barrieu

Brunei Darussalam

Ministry of Energy, Manpower, and Industry

Bulgaria

Registry Agency of Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Maison de l'Entreprise du Burkina Faso

Cabo Verde

Casa do Cidadao  

Cambodia

Business Registration Department of the Ministry of Commerce

Canada

Corporations Canada, British Columbia Registries and Online Services, Ontario Regulatory Services Branch of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Québec Registraire des entreprises, Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la solidarité sociale (MTESS)

Central African Republic

Cadre Mixte de Concertation pour l'Amerlioration des Affaires (CMCAA)

Chad

Guichet Unique de Creation d'Entreprise 

Chile

Ministerio de Economia, Fomento y Turismo

Colombia

Confecamaras

Comoros

Administration Générale des Impôts et des Domaines (AGID)

Congo, Dem. Rep.

Tribunal de Commerce De Kinshasa/Gombe

Costa Rica

Registro Nacional, Republica de Costa Rica

Cote d'Ivoire

Guichet Unique de I'Investissement en Cote D'Ivoire (CEPICI)

Croatia

Croatia Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Justice

Cyprus

Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver

Czech Republic

Czech Statistical Office

Denmark

Danish Business Authority

Dominica

Invest Dominica Authority

Dominican Republic

Camara de Comercio

El Salvador

Centro Nacional de Registros (CNR)

Estonia

Ministry of Justice

Ethiopia

Ministry of Trade and Industry

Finland

Finnish Patent and Registration Office

France

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies

Gabon

General Direction of Taxes

Georgia

National Agency of Public Registry, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development

Germany

Federal Statistical Office

Greece

General Secretariat of Government 

Grenada

Registrar of Grenada

Guatemala

Registro Mercantil General de la Republica de Guatemala

Guinea

Agence de Promotion des Investissements Privés (APIP)

Honduras

Chamber of Commerce

Hong Kong SAR, China

Companies Registry

Hungary

Hungarian Central Statistical Office

Iceland

Internal Revenue, Main Office Reykjavík

India

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Iran, Islamic Rep.

Company Registration Office

Ireland

Register of Enterprises of the Internal Service

Israel

Ministry of Justice

Italy

Unioncamere

Jamaica

Companies Office of Jamaica

Japan

Ministry of Justice

Jordan

Companies Control Department

Kazakhstan

Ministry of Justice

Kenya

Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice

Kiribati

Company Registration Division, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives

Korea, Rep.

Korea Insititute of Startup &  Entreprenuership Development (KISED)

Kosovo

Director of the Business Registration Agency

Lao PDR

Department of Enterprise Registration and Management

Latvia

The Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia

Lesotho

Ministry of Trade & Industry of Lesotho

Liberia

Liberia Business Registry

Liechtenstein*

Office of Economic Affairs

Lithuania

State Enterprise Centre of Registers

Luxembourg

Luxembourg Business Registers

North Macedonia

Central Register of the Republic of North Macedonia

Madagascar

Service d'Analyses Economique et Fiscale (SAEF)

Malaysia

Companies Commission of Malaysia

Mali

Responsable Services de Creation d'Enterprises, Agence Pour La Promotion Des Investissements Au Mali ( API Mali)

Malta

Malta Business Registry

Mauritania

Guichet Unique, Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances 

Mauritius

Corporate and Business Registration Department

Mexico

Secretaria de Economia

Micronesia, Fed. Sts.

Federal States of Micronesia (FSM), Registrar of Corporations

Moldova

National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova

Mongolia

General Authority for State Registration of Mongolia

Montenegro

Tax Administration of Montenegro

Morocco

Office Marocain de la Propriete Industrielle et Commerciale (OMPIC)

Myanmar

Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.

Nepal

Company Registry

Netherlands

Chamber of Commerce

New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Niger

Maison de l'Entreprise du Niger (MDE) 

Nigeria

Corporate Affairs Comission

Norway

The Bronnoysund Register Center

Oman

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Pakistan

Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan

Panama

Public Registry of Panama

Paraguay

Ministry of Finance

Peru 

Superintendencia Nacional de los Registros Públicos (SUNARP)

Philippines

Securities & Exchange Commission

Poland

Ministry of Economic Development

Portugal

Instituto dos Registos e do Notariado

Qatar

Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC)

Romania

Ministry of Justice

Russian Federation

Federal Statistics Service of the Russian Federation, Tax Service

Rwanda

Rwanda Development Board

Samoa

Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour

São Tomé and Príncipe

Guiche Unico Para Empresas

Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Commerce and Investment

Senegal

Agence nationale de la Statistique et de la Démographie (ANSD)     

Serbia

Serbian Business Registers Agency (SBRA)

Seychelles

Company and Land Registry

Sierra Leone

Corporate Affairs Comission

Singapore

Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)

Slovak Republic

Ministry of Economy

Slovenia

Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services (AJPES)

South Africa

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

South Sudan

Ministry of Justice 

Spain

Instituto Nacional de Estadistica (INE)

Sri Lanka

Department of Registrar of Companies

St. Lucia

Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property

Suriname

Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Sweden

Swedish Companies Registration Office (SCRO)

Switzerland

Swiss Federal Commercial Registry

Taiwan

National Development Council Regulatory Reform Center

Tajikistan

Business Registration Department, Tax Committee under the Government of Republic of Tajikistan

Tanzania

Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA)

Thailand

Department of Business Development, Ministry of Commerce

Togo

Centre de Formalites des Entreprises (CFE)

Tonga

Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour

Tunisia

Institut National de la Statistique

Turkey

Minsitry of Customs and Trade

Uganda

Uganda Registration Services Bureau

Ukraine

State Statistics Services of Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

Business Registration in Department of Economic Development

United Kingdom

Companies House

Uruguay

Dirección General Impositiva - Director de la División Planificación, Estudios y Coordinación, Dirección General Impositiva

Uzbekistan

State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics

Vanuatu

Private sector contributor

Vietnam

Agency for Business Registration

Zambia

Patents and Companies Registration Agency

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Investment Authority