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Business regulatory environment assesses the extent to which the legal, regulatory, and policy environments help or hinder private businesses in investing, creating jobs, and becoming more productive.
Source: The World Bank: World Development Indicators    # of Reporting Countries: 110
Frequency: Annual    Earliest: 2005-12     Latest: 2016-12

2009-12 2010-12 2011-12 2012-12 2013-12 2014-12 2015-12 2016-12
1) Afghanistan
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2) Angola
2
2
2
2
2
3) Arab World
3.2
3
2.9
2.9
3
3
2.8
2.8
4) Armenia
4
4
4
4
4.5
5) Azerbaijan
4
4
6) Bangladesh
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3
3
7) Benin
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3
8) Bhutan
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
9) Bolivia
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
10) Bosnia Herzegovina
4
4
3.5
3.5
3.5
11) Burkina Faso
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
12) Burundi
2.5
2.5
3
3
3
3
3
3
13) Cambodia
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3
3
14) Cameroon
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
15) Cape Verde
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
16) Caribbean small states
4.1
4.2
3.9
3.9
3.9
3.9
3.9
3.9
17) Central African Republic
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
18) Chad
2.5
2
2
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
19) Comoros
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
3
3
20) Congo
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
21) DR Congo
2
2
2.5
2.5
3
3
3
3
22) Djibouti
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
2.5
2.5
23) Dominica
4.5
4.5
4
4
4
4
4
4
24) East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
3.05
3.05
2.96
2.89
25) East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
3.05
3.05
2.96
2.89
26) Eritrea
2
2
2
2
1.5
1.5
1.5
1
27) Ethiopia
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3
28) Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
3.78
3.78
3.75
3.75
29) Europe & Central Asia (developing only)
3.78
3.78
3.75
3.75
30) Fragile and conflict affected situations
2.77
2.74
2.7
2.72
2.73
2.71
2.66
2.66
31) Gambia
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
32) Georgia
5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5
33) Ghana
4
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
4
4
4
34) Grenada
4
4.5
4
4
4
4
4
4
35) Guinea Bissau
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
36) Guinea
3
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
3
3
3
37) Guyana
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
38) Haiti
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2
2
39) Heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC)
3.05
3
3.02
3.03
3.05
3.06
3.06
3.04
40) Honduras
3.5
3.5
3.5
3
3
3
3
3
41) India
3.5
3.5
3
3
3
42) Ivory Coast
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
43) Kenya
4
4
4
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
44) Kiribati
3
3
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
45) Kosovo
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
4
46) Kyrgyzstan
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
4
4
47) Laos
3
3
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
48) Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
3.61
3.67
3.5
3.44
49) Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
3.61
3.67
3.5
3.44
50) Least developed countries: UN classification
3.02
2.96
2.98
2.98
3.01
3.03
2.97
2.95
51) Lesotho
3
3
3
3.5
3.5
3
3
3.5
52) Liberia
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
53) Low & middle income
3.27
3.24
3.18
3.16
3.17
3.13
3.1
3.09
54) Low income
2.98
2.92
2.94
2.96
2.98
3
3
2.94
55) Lower middle income
3.33
3.28
3.25
3.22
3.23
3.14
3.09
3.11
56) Madagascar
3.5
3
3
3
3
3
2.5
3
57) Malawi
3.5
3
3
3
2.5
3
3
3
58) Maldives
4
4
4
4
4
4
3.5
3.5
59) Mali
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
60) Marshall Islands
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
61) Mauritania
3.5
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
62) Micronesia
2
2
2
2
2
2
63) Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
3.5
3.5
3.25
3.25
64) Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
3.5
3.5
3.25
3.25
65) Middle income
3.43
3.41
3.32
3.28
3.28
3.22
3.17
3.19
66) Moldova
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
67) Mongolia
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
68) Mozambique
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
69) Myanmar
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
70) Nepal
3
3
3
3
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
71) Nicaragua
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
72) Niger
3
3
3
3
3
3
3.5
3.5
73) Nigeria
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
74) Other small states
3
3
3.05
3.1
3.15
3.1
3
3.05
75) Pacific island small states
3.1
3.1
2.85
2.75
2.75
2.75
2.75
2.75
76) Pakistan
4
3.5
3
3
3
3
3
3.5
77) Papua New Guinea
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
78) Rwanda
4
4
4
4
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
79) Saint Lucia
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
80) Samoa
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
81) Sao Tome and Principe
2.5
2.5
3
3
3
3
3
3
82) Senegal
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
3.5
83) Sierra Leone
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
84) Small states
3.3
3.32
3.18
3.15
3.17
3.15
3.1
3.13
85) Solomon Islands
2.5
2.5
3
3
3
3
3
3
86) South Asia
3.5
3.43
3.31
3.31
3.37
3.42
3.28
3.25
87) South Sudan
2.5
2.5
2
2
2
88) Sri Lanka
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
89) St Vincent Grenadines
4.5
4.5
4
4
4
4
4
4
90) Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
3.07
3.01
3.04
3.05
91) Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
3.07
3.01
3.04
3.05
92) Sudan
3
2.5
2.5
2.5
3
3
3
3
93) Tajikistan
3
3
3.5
3.5
3
3
3
3
94) Tanzania
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
95) Timor Leste
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
2
2
2
2
96) Togo
3
3
2.5
3
3
3
3
3
97) Tonga
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
98) Tuvalu
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
99) Uganda
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
100) Upper middle income
3.8
3.95
3.6
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.45
3.45
101) Uzbekistan
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
102) Vanuatu
3.5
3.5
3.5
3
3
3
3
3
103) Vietnam
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
104) World
3.27
3.24
3.18
3.16
3.17
3.13
3.1
3.09
105) Yemen
3.5
3.5
3
3
3
3
2.5
2.5
106) Zambia
3
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
107) Zimbabwe
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
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