Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business

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The World Bank recently published a Doing Business Report 2019 which examines the regulations that enhance and constrain business activities.

The report was able to score the ease of doing business and rank 190 countries on ease of doing business.

Eleven indicators were covered for regulations that affect the life of a business. These are:

1) Starting a business;
2) Dealing with construction permits;
3) Getting electricity;
4) Registering property;
5) Getting credit;
6) protecting minority investors;
7) Paying taces;
8) Trading across borders;
9) Enforcing contracts;
10) Resolving insolvency and
11) Labor market regulation

The countries which garnered the highest score are New Zealand (86.59), Singapore (85.24), Denmark (84.64), Hong Kong (84.22), and South Korea (84.14).

At the bottom of the list are Somalia (20.04), Eritrea (23.07), Venezuela (30.61), Yemen (32.41), and Libya (33.44).

2019 World Bank Doing Business Score


Rank CountryScore
1New Zealand86.59
2Singapore85.24
3Denmark84.64
4Hong Kong84.22
5South Korea84.14
6Georgia83.28
7Norway82.95
8United States of America82.75
9United Kingdom82.65
10North Macedonia81.55
11United Arab Emirates81.28
12Sweden81.27
13Taiwan80.9
14Lithuania80.83
15Malaysia80.6
16Estonia80.5
17Finland80.35
18Australia80.13
19Latvia79.59
20Mauritius79.58
21Iceland79.35
22Canada79.26
23Ireland78.91
24Germany78.9
25Azerbaijan78.64
26Austria78.57
27Thailand78.45
28Kazakhstan77.89
29Rwanda77.88
30Spain77.68
31Russia77.37
32France77.29
33Poland76.95
34Portugal76.55
35Czech Republic76.1
36Netherlands76.04
37Belarus75.77
38Switzerland75.69
39Japan75.65
40Slovenia75.61
41Armenia75.37
42Slovakia75.17
43Turkey74.33
44Kosovo74.15
45Belgium73.95
46China73.64
47Moldova73.54
48Serbia73.49
49Israel73.23
50Montenegro72.73
51Italy72.56
52Romania72.3
53Hungary72.28
54Mexico72.09
55Brunei Darussalam72.03
56Chile71.81
57Cyprus71.71
58Croatia71.4
59Bulgaria71.24
60Morocco71.02
61Kenya70.31
62Bahrain69.85
63Albania69.51
64Puerto Rico69.46
65Colombia69.24
66Luxembourg69.01
67Costa Rica68.89
68Peru68.83
69Vietnam68.36
70Kyrgyzstan68.33
71Ukraine68.25
72Greece68.08
73Indonesia67.96
74Mongolia67.74
75Jamaica67.47
76Uzbekistan67.4
77India67.23
78Oman67.19
79Panama66.12
80Tunisia66.11
81Bhutan66.08
82South Africa66.03
83Qatar65.89
84Malta65.43
85El Salvador65.41
86Botswana65.4
87Zambia65.08
88San Marino64.74
89Bosnia and Herzegovina63.82
90Samoa63.77
91Tonga63.59
92Saudi Arabia63.5
93Saint Lucia63.02
94Vanuatu62.87
95Uruguay62.6
96Seychelles62.41
97Kuwait62.2
98Guatemala62.17
99Djibouti62.02
100Sri Lanka61.22
101Fiji61.15
102Dominican Republic61.12
103Dominica61.07
104Jordan60.98
105Trinidad and Tobago60.81
106Lesotho60.6
107Namibia60.53
108Papua New Guinea60.12
109Brazil60.01
110Nepal59.63
111Malawi59.59
112Antigua and Barbuda59.48
113Paraguay59.4
114Ghana59.22
115Solomon Islands59.17
116Palestine59.11
117Eswatini58.95
118Bahamas58.9
119Argentina58.8
120Egypt58.56
121Honduras58.22
122Côte d'Ivoire58
123Ecuador57.94
124Philippines57.68
125Belize57.13
126Tajikistan57.11
127Uganda57.06
128Iran56.98
129Barbados56.78
130Saint Vincent and the Grenadines56.35
131Cape Verde55.95
132Nicaragua55.64
133Palau55.59
134Guyana55.57
135Mozambique55.53
136Pakistan55.31
137Togo55.2
138Cambodia54.8
139Maldives54.43
140Saint Kitts and Nevis54.36
141Senegal54.15
142Lebanon54.04
143Niger53.72
144Tanzania53.63
145Mali53.5
146Nigeria52.89
147Grenada52.71
148Mauritania51.99
149Gambia51.72
150Marshall Islands51.62
151Burkina Faso51.57
152Guinea51.51
153Benin51.42
154Laos51.26
155Zimbabwe50.44
156Bolivia50.32
157Algeria49.65
158Kiribati49.07
159Ethiopia49.06
160Micronesia48.99
161Madagascar48.89
162Sudan48.84
163Sierra Leone48.74
164Comoros48.66
165Suriname48.05
166Cameroon47.78
167Afghanistan47.77
168Burundi47.41
169Gabon45.58
170São Tomé and Príncipe45.14
171Iraq44.72
172Myanmar44.72
173Angola43.86
174Liberia43.51
175Guinea-Bissau42.85
176Bangladesh41.97
177Equatorial Guinea41.94
178Timor-Leste41.6
179Syria41.57
180Republic of the Congo39.83
181Chad39.36
182Haiti38.52
183Central African Republic36.9
184Democratic Republic of the Congo36.85
185South Sudan35.34
186Libya33.44
187Yemen32.41
188Venezuela30.61
189Eritrea23.07
190Somalia20.04

 

Source: World Bank
Full report: 2019 World Bank Doing Business Report