Ease of doing business

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Ease of doing business

Score

 20162017201820192020
Belgium72.472.472.274.775.0
Netherlands75.575.676.176.176.1
France76.176.376.076.876.8
Germany79.579.679.379.379.7
Austria78.878.978.778.778.7
United Kingdom83.383.383.283.683.5

Ease of doing business

Rank

 2020
Belgium46.0
Netherlands42.0
France32.0
Germany22.0
Austria27.0
United Kingdom8.0

Regional data

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Description

  •  02/12/2019

Doing Business data, provided by the World Bank, sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 11 areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and employing workers.

The ease of doing business index provides an aggregate ranking of all economies (190 economies in the 2020 DB) based on indicator sets that measure the 11 areas. A high ranking on the ease of doing business index means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

The ease of doing business score helps assess the absolute level of regulatory performance over time. It captures the gap of each economy from the best regulatory performance observed on each of the indicators across all economies in the Doing Business sample since 2005. One can both see the gap between a particular economy's performance and the best performance at any point in time and assess the absolute change in the economy's regulatory environment over time as measured by Doing Business. An economy's ease of doing business score is reflected on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest and 100 represents the best performance. le from 0 to 100, with 0 representing the lowest performance and 100 the frontier.

Other languages

  • Facilité à faire des affaires
  • Gemak van zakendoen

Source: World Bank, Doing Business Database.