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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Government > Time required to start a business > Days

DEFINITION: Time required to start a business is the number of calendar days needed to complete the procedures to legally operate a business. If a procedure can be speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Guinea-Bissau 233 days 2006
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo 155 days 2006
3 Sao Tome and Principe 144 days 2006
4 Equatorial Guinea 136 days 2006
5 Angola 124 days 2006
6 Mozambique 113 days 2006
7 Botswana 108 days 2006
8 Zimbabwe 96 days 2006
9 Namibia 95 days 2006
10 Mauritania 82 days 2006
11 Ghana 81 days 2006
12 Eritrea 76 days 2006
13 Chad 75 days 2006
14 Lesotho 73 days 2006
15 Swaziland 61 days 2006
16 Gabon 60 days 2006
17 Senegal 58 days 2006
18 Kenya 54 days 2006
19 Togo 53 days 2006
20 Cape Verde 52 days 2006
21 Guinea 49 days 2006
22 Mauritius 46 days 2006
23 Cote d'Ivoire 45 days 2006
=24 Burundi 43 days 2006
=24 Nigeria 43 days 2006
26 Mali 42 days 2006
27 Sudan 39 days 2006
28 Seychelles 38 days 2006
=29 Djibouti 37 days 2006
=29 Malawi 37 days 2006
=29 Cameroon 37 days 2006
=32 Zambia 35 days 2006
=32 South Africa 35 days 2006
34 Burkina Faso 34 days 2006
35 Benin 31 days 2006
=36 Uganda 30 days 2006
=36 Tanzania 30 days 2006
38 The Gambia 27 days 2006
39 Sierra Leone 26 days 2006
40 Niger 24 days 2006
41 Comoros 23 days 2006
42 Madagascar 21 days 2006
=43 Rwanda 16 days 2006
=43 Ethiopia 16 days 2006
45 Central African Republic 14 days 2006

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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Government > Time required to start a business > Days

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Interesting observations about Government > Time required to start a business > Days

  • Indonesia ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Muslim countries in 2006.
  • Haiti ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Christian countries in 2006.
  • Suriname ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Hot countries in 2006.
  • Brazil ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Emerging markets in 2006.
  • Botswana ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Former British colonies in 2006.
  • Belarus ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Europe in 2006.
  • Slovenia ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst High income OECD countries in 2006.
  • Laos ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Landlocked countries in 2006.
  • Guinea-Bissau ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2006.
  • United States ranked second last for time required to start a business > days amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2006.
  • Zimbabwe ranked second for time required to start a business > days amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2006.
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