“Doing Business is by and large about the efficiency of regulations — how fast, how cheap, how simple it is to get a transaction completed,” explains Rita Ramalho, manager of the Doing Business project, “But now we’re branching out to also measure the quality of regulations.”

Author: Gilly Wright
Project Coordinator: S.J. Yun

Country

2015

2014

Change since prior year

Singapore 1 1 0
New Zealand 2 2 0
Hong Kong SAR, China 3 3 0
Denmark 4 4 0
Korea, Rep 5 5 0
Norway 6 6 0
United States 7 7 0
United Kingdom 8 9 1
Finland 9 8 -1
Australia 10 10 0
Sweden 11 12 1
Iceland 12 11 -1
Ireland 13 17 4
Germany 14 13 -1
Georgia 15 14 -1
Canada 16 15 -1
Estonia 17 16 -1
Malaysia 18 20 2
Taiwan 19 18 -1
Switzerland 20 22 2
Austria 21 19 -2
United Arab Emirates 22 25 3
Latvia 23 21 -2
Lithuania 24 24 0
Portugal 25 23 -2
Thailand 26 28 2
Netherlands 27 26 -1
Mauritius 28 29 1
Japan 29 27 -2
Macedonia, FYR 30 31 1
France 31 33 2
Poland 32 30 -2
Spain 33 32 -1
Colombia 34 53 19
Peru 35 34 -1
Montenegro 36 42 6
Slovak Republic 37 35 -2
Bulgaria 38 36 -2
Mexico 39 43 4
Israel 40 38 -2
Chile 41 39 -2
Belgium 42 40 -2
South Africa 43 37 -6
Czech Republic 44 47 3
Armenia 45 49 4
Rwanda 46 48 2
Puerto Rico (U.S.) 47 41 -6
Romania 48 50 2
Saudi Arabia 49 44 -5
Qatar 50 45 -5
Slovenia 51 46 -5
Panama 52 55 3
Bahrain 53 53 0
Hungary 54 58 4
Turkey 55 51 -4
Italy 56 52 -4
Belarus 57 57 0
Jamaica 58 85 27
Luxembourg 59 59 0
Tunisia 60 56 -4
Greece 61 65 4
Russian Federation 62 64 2
Moldova 63 82 19
Cyprus 64 62 -2
Croatia 65 67 2
Oman 66 60 -6
Samoa 67 61 -6
Albania 68 108 40
Tonga 69 63 -6
Ghana 70 69 -1
Morocco 71 68 -3
Mongolia 72 70 -2
Guatemala 73 71 -2
Botswana 74 66 -8
Kosovo 75 81 6
Vanuatu 76 75 -1
Kazakhstan 77 76 -1
Vietnam 78 72 -6
Trinidad and Tobago 79 91 12
Azerbaijan 80 88 8
Fiji 81 73 -8
Uruguay 82 74 -8
Costa Rica 83 78 -5
Dominican Republic 84 84 0
Seychelles 85 87 2
Kuwait 86 79 -7
Solomon Islands 87 97 10
Namibia 88 80 -8
Antigua and Barbuda 89 83 -6
China 90 93 3
Serbia 91 77 -14
Paraguay 92 92 0
San Marino 93 89 -4
Malta 94 90 -4
Philippines 95 86 -9
Ukraine 96 112 16
Dominica 97 94 -3
Bahamas, The 97 96 -1
Sri Lanka 99 105 6
St. Lucia 100 95 -5
Brunei Darussalam 101 98 -3
Kyrgyz Republic 102 99 -3
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 103 101 -2
Honduras 104 100 -4
Lebanon 104 102 -2
Barbados 106 103 -3
Bosnia and Herzegovina 107 104 -3
Nepal 108 109 1
El Salvador 109 106 -3
Swaziland 110 111 1
Zambia 111 107 -4
Egypt, Arab Rep 112 113 1
Palau 113 110 -3
Indonesia 114 117 3
Ecuador 115 115 0
Maldives 116 114 -2
Jordan 117 116 -1
Belize 118 119 1
Nicaragua 119 126 7
Brazil 120 123 3
St. Kitts and Nevis 121 120 -1
Cabo Verde 122 118 -4
Guyana 123 121 -2
Argentina 124 124 0
Bhutan 125 122 -3
Grenada 126 125 -1
Mozambique 127 142 15
Pakistan 128 127 -1
Lesotho 128 128 0
Iran, Islamic Rep 130 132 2
Tanzania 131 130 -1
Ethiopia 132 129 -3
Papua New Guinea 133 131 -2
Kiribati 134 133 -1
Cambodia 135 134 -1
Kenya 136 137 1
Yemen, Rep 137 135 -2
Gambia, The 138 144 6
Marshall Islands 139 136 -3
Sierra Leone 140 140 0
Uzbekistan 141 149 8
India 142 140 -2
West Bank and Gaza 143 139 -4
Gabon 144 138 -6
Micronesia, Fed. Sts 145 145 0
Mali 146 143 -3
Côte d'Ivoire 147 158 11
Lao PDR 148 155 7
Togo 149 164 15
Uganda 150 152 2
Benin 151 167 16
Burundi 152 150 -2
São Tomé and Príncipe 153 160 7
Algeria 154 147 -7
Djibouti 155 154 -1
Iraq 156 146 -10
Bolivia 157 151 -6
Cameroon 158 148 -10
Comoros 159 156 -3
Sudan 160 153 -7
Senegal 161 171 10
Suriname 162 159 -3
Madagascar 163 157 -6
Malawi 164 163 -1
Equatorial Guinea 165 162 -3
Tajikistan 166 177 11
Burkina Faso 167 161 -6
Niger 168 165 -3
Guinea 169 169 0
Nigeria 170 175 5
Zimbabwe 171 172 1
Timor-Leste 172 174 2
Bangladesh 173 170 -3
Liberia 174 168 -6
Syrian Arab Republic 175 165 -10
Mauritania 176 173 -3
Myanmar 177 178 1
Congo, Rep 178 179 1
Guinea-Bissau 179 176 -3
Haiti 180 181 1
Angola 181 180 -1
Venezuela, RB 182 183 1
Afghanistan 183 182 -1
Congo, Dem. Rep 184 184 0
Chad 185 185 0
South Sudan 186 187 1
Central African Republic 187 186 -1
Libya 188 188 0
Eritrea 189 189 0