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Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) make up more than 90% of all registered businesses in Nigeria. These MSMEs provide about 84% of jobs and contribute just under 50% to the GDP of the economy. However, these businesses face multiple challenges that hinder their contribution to inclusive growth.
The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) was established to remove the bureaucratic constraints and bottlenecks to doing business in Nigeria with a view to reducing the:
in starting and running a business, and increase efficiency.
The PEBEC’s model is in line with global best practice and includes a strong performance tracking element measured by the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index (DBI).
Over 3 years, Nigeria moved up 24 places to 146th place (out of 190) in the 2018/19 report
In the same period, Nigeria’s Distance-to-Frontier (DTF) score improved by over 11 basis points.
32 Nigerian states improved their ease of doing business environment led by Kaduna, Enugu, Abia, Lagos and Anambra States
An independent Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) survey adjudged Nigeria's reforms as impactful in terms of reduction in time, cost and procedures of doing business.
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