Ease of Doing Business: Analysis of Trade Facilitations of One Hundred Twenty-Seven Countries of the World

  • Tehmina Fiaz Qazi Hailey College of Banking and Finance University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Abdul Aziz Khan Niazi Institute of Business and Management, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Waheed Asghar Director in Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority, (Government of the Punjab), Lahore, Pakistan
  • Abdul Basit Lahore Institute of Science & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: Business, countries, GRA, Pakistan, trade facilitation, ease of business.


Aim of the study is to evaluate ease of doing business though analysis of trade facilitations by different countries. The scope of the study involves one hundred and twenty-seven countries of the world and uses secondary data taken from World Development Indicators (WDI) 2020. Overall design of study consists of review of literature, data extraction and analysis. This study uses Grey Relational Analysis (GRA) as research methodology. Results show that member countries of OECD performed exceptionally well, whereas, member countries of SADC have exceptionally poor performance on agenda of ease of doing business and trade facilitations.  The study is useful for existing and potential business owners/mangers, policy makers and researchers. It uses reliable country level original dataset therefore findings of the study are valuable for stakeholders.


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Tehmina Fiaz Qazi, Abdul Aziz Khan Niazi, Waheed Asghar, & Abdul Basit. (2021). Ease of Doing Business: Analysis of Trade Facilitations of One Hundred Twenty-Seven Countries of the World . Journal of Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies, 7(1), 65-75. https://doi.org/10.26710/jafee.v7i1.1531