Speeding Business Application Processes in the Philippines

Publication | November 2009

Using more electronic workflows for processing form transactions in government can greatly help reduce corruption and support efficient and economical management.


  • The Philippines is ranked 162 out of 183 countries in terms of ease of starting a business, according to the Doing Business 2010 Report.
  • The Department of Trade and Industry has moved to raise the country's ranking by simplifying the process necessary to start sole proprietorships and corporations.
  • A significant effort has been the development of the Unified Form in the department's National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center.