International Surveys

The main purpose for conducting annual surveys over past years was not to rank the business registration authorities and/or jurisdictions based on their performances, but to analyze different business registration systems and procedures, facilitating the business registration authorities to compare their own practices and performances with those of other organisations.

The surveys and reports have been structured around six major topics:

  • legal and institutional settings of organisations responsible for business registration;
  • registration process;
  • use of e-services by business registries;
  • the changing role of the business registries;
  • funding and fees; and
  • business dynamics/trends resulting from registration; and
  • the Information in the Business registers.


Participation in the survey is open to all business registration authorities in the world.

For more information, please contact:

Ana Del Valle or Julian Lamb

Digital Survey and Reports (2021+)

In 2021, the International Business Registers Report and Survey went digital! The surveys are now produced twice a year and are completed online. 
To read the reports and find out more information about the current digital Survey, please click here.