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Economy > Entrepreneurship > Dealing with Licenses > Index ranking: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Doing Business records all procedures required for a business in the construction industry to build a standardized warehouse. These include obtaining all necessary licenses and permits, completing all required notifications and inspections and submitting the relevant documents (for example, building plans and site maps) to the authorities. Doing Business also records procedures for obtaining utility connections, such as electricity, telephone, water and sewerage. The survey divides the process of building a warehouse into distinct procedures and calculates the time and cost of completing each procedure under normal circumstances. Information is collected from construction lawyers, construction firms and public officials who deal with building regulations. To make the data comparable across countries, several assumptions about the business and the procedures are used. NOTE: This is a ranking derived from several indicators, 1 being the best (ranked first). The higher the number on this graph, the lower their overall ranking. Invert this graph by clicking on 'Amount' at the top. Consult source for details on methodology.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Tanzania 150 2005
2 Burkina Faso 149 2005
3 Croatia 148 2005
4 Zimbabwe 147 2005
5 Egypt 146 2005
6 Iran 145 2005
7 Guinea 144 2005
8 Russia 143 2005
9 Guatemala 142 2005
10 Bosnia and Herzegovina 141 2005
11 Cambodia 140 2005
12 Azerbaijan 139 2005
13 Burundi 138 2005
14 Turkey 137 2005
15 China 136 2005
16 Benin 135 2005
17 Sierra Leone 134 2005
18 Cote d'Ivoire 133 2005
19 Democratic Republic of the Congo 132 2005
20 Albania 131 2005
21 Serbia and Montenegro 130 2005
22 Niger 129 2005
23 Madagascar 128 2005
24 Georgia 127 2005
25 Taiwan 126 2005
26 Morocco 125 2005
27 India 124 2005
28 Mali 123 2005
29 Angola 122 2005
30 Cameroon 121 2005
31 Poland 120 2005
32 Hungary 119 2005
33 Bulgaria 118 2005
34 Nigeria 117 2005
35 Central African Republic 116 2005
36 Brazil 115 2005
37 Oman 114 2005
38 Botswana 113 2005
39 Kazakhstan 112 2005
40 Laos 111 2005
41 Malawi 110 2005
42 Eritrea 109 2005
43 Togo 108 2005
44 Indonesia 107 2005
45 Rwanda 106 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 105.13 2005
46 Sao Tome and Principe 105 2005
47 Paraguay 104 2005
48 Argentina 103 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 102.12 2005
49 Chad 102 2005
50 Malaysia 101 2005
51 Algeria 100 2005
52 Bhutan 99 2005
53 Ukraine 98 2005
54 Peru 97 2005
55 Venezuela 96 2005
56 Kuwait 95 2005
57 Portugal 94 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 94 2005
58 Italy 93 2005
59 Uganda 92 2005
60 Philippines 91 2005
61 Lebanon 90 2005
62 Mauritania 89 2005
South Asia average (profile) 89 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 88.4 2005
63 Tunisia 88 2005
64 Czech Republic 87 2005
65 Romania 86 2005
66 Zambia 85 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 84.72 2005
67 Papua New Guinea 84 2005
68 Israel 83 2005
69 Jamaica 82 2005
70 Congo, Republic of the 81 2005
71 Pakistan 80 2005
72 Honduras 79 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 78.92 2005
73 Syria 78 2005
74 Hong Kong 77 2005
75 West Bank 76 2005
76 El Salvador 75 2005
77 East Timor 74 2005
78 Belarus 73 2005
79 Nicaragua 72 2005
80 Ghana 71 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 70.11 2005
81 Iraq 70 2005
82 Haiti 69 2005
83 Senegal 68 2005
84 United Arab Emirates 67 2005
85 Netherlands 66 2005
86 Kyrgyzstan 65 2005
87 Moldova 63 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 62.27 2005
88 Panama 62 2005
89 Guyana 61 2005
90 Sri Lanka 60 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 59.62 2005
91 Jordan 59 2005
92 Namibia 58 2005
93 Ethiopia 57 2005
94 Lesotho 56 2005
European Union average (profile) 55.16 2005
95 Armenia 55 2005
96 Mozambique 54 2005
97 Bangladesh 53 2005
98 Bolivia 52 2005
99 Puerto Rico 51 2005
100 Spain 50 2005
101 Mexico 49 2005
102 Slovenia 48 2005
103 Latvia 47 2005
104 Colombia 46 2005
105 Ecuador 45 2005
106 Fiji 44 2005
107 Costa Rica 43 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 42.47 2005
108 Greece 42 2005
109 Austria 41 2005
110 Slovakia 40 2005
111 Nepal 39 2005
112 Uruguay 38 2005
113 South Africa 37 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 36.97 2005
114 Samoa 36 2005
115 Chile 35 2005
116 Saudi Arabia 34 2005
117 Dominican Republic 33 2005
118 Yemen 32 2005
119 Belgium 31 2005
120 Mauritius 30 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 29.71 2005
121 United Kingdom 29 2005
122 Tonga 28 2005
123 Iceland 27 2005
124 Switzerland 26 2005
125 South Korea 25 2005
126 Vanuatu 24 2005
127 France 23 2005
128 Mongolia 22 2005
129 Canada 21 2005
130 Germany 20 2005
131 Finland 19 2005
132 Vietnam 18 2005
133 United States 17 2005
134 Lithuania 16 2005
135 Kenya 15 2005
136 Ireland 14 2005
137 Sweden 13 2005
138 Australia 12 2005
139 Norway 11 2005
140 Maldives 10 2005
141 Estonia 9 2005
142 Thailand 8 2005
143 Singapore 7 2005
144 Denmark 6 2005
145 Japan 5 2005
146 Marshall Islands 4 2005
147 Federated States of Micronesia 3 2005
148 New Zealand 2 2005
149 Palau 1 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Dealing with Licenses > Index ranking. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Doing Business, Economy Rankings, 2005. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Entrepreneurship/Dealing-with-Licenses/Index-ranking

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