Red Tape Risk: Who in the G20 Is Cutting It?

By Eric Roston - 2013-11-15T15:08:34Z

Photograph by Paul Kennedy

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2014 Rank: 53
Change From 2013 Rank: Demoted by 2

Between 2009 and 2012, the nation slashed the average wait time for new electrical service, from 291 days to 85 in Mexico City (pictured), a result of expanded training and use of satellite-guided maps of the grid. Mexico was credited with establishing small claims courts, for civil and business disputes. 

Registering property transfers remains a headache. It's ranked 150th out of 189 for a process that can take on average 74 days, or more than three times the OECD norm. 

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