Written by Egesa Bwire 22 November 2010 East African Business Week (Kampala) The general environment for doing business in Tanzania has slipped slightly in comparison with last year as indicated in this year's 'Doing Business, 2011' report that was released last week by the World Bank. According to the report, Tanzania has slipped three places to position 128 from last year's position 125 globally, making it the second worst country in doing business in the East African Community region. The report indicates that Tanzania did not make significant reforms in the business sector including legislation that directly affects business registration and licensing. A stakeholder in the Business Registration and Licensing Authority (BRELA) who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that while there have been a number of improvements in business regulation, corruption was the major problem that has contributed to the poor performance. The source also attributed the fall to some changes in economic policies especially those relating to the mining industry Players in the private sector noted that while there were improvements in the business regulations, the reforms were mainly targeted at large foreign companies and have little consideration for promoting local investments. Regionally, Rwanda recorded the highest improvement from position 70 last in 2009 to 58 this year, thus maintaining the top position in the EAC region. Uganda made a slight improvement from position 129 to 122 this year, while Kenya dropped four places from position 94 last year to 98 this year. Burundi's fortunes don't seem to make any improvements at all as it maintained last year's position of 181.