'Doing business in small island developing states 2009 draws on the data of the global doing business project as well as the findings of doing business 2009. Doing business analyzes government regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it in 181 economies, including 33 small island developing states: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Belize, Cape Verde, Comoros, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vanuatu. Regulations affecting 10 areas of everyday business are measured: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, and closing a business. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked, where and why. Comparisons with other economies in this report are based on the indicators in doing business 2009.'