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1) # of days required to obtain an operating license
Time required to obtain operating license is the average wait to obtain an operating license from the day the establishment applied for it to the day it was granted.
2) # of meetings with tax officials
Number of visits or required meetings with tax officials is the number of visits or required meetings with tax officials during the year.
3) % of firms expected to give gifts in meetings with tax officials
Percent of firms expected to give gifts or an informal payment in meetings with tax officials.
4) % of firms identifying customs and trade regulations as a major issue
Percent of firms that identifying customs and trade regulations as a major constraint. The computation of the indicator is based on the rating of the obstacle as a potential...
5) % of firms identifying tax administration as a major issue
Percent of firms identifying tax administration as a major constraint. The computation of the indicator is based on the rating of the obstacle as a potential constraint of the...
6) % of firms identifying tax rates as a major issue
Percent of firms identifying tax rates as a major constraint. The computation of the indicator is based on the rating of the obstacle as a potential constraint to the current...
7) % of firms who view labor regulations as a major obstacle
Percentage of firms identifying labor regulations as a "major" or "very severe" obstacle.
8) % of firms who view obtaining licensing & permits as a major obstacle
Percentage of firms identifying business licensing and permits as "major" or "very severe" obstacle.
9) % of management time dealing with government regulations
Time spent dealing with the requirements of government regulations is the proportion of senior management\'s time, in a typical week, that is spent dealing with the...
10) % Share of tariff lines with international peaks
Share of tariff lines with international peaks is the share of lines in the tariff schedule with tariff rates that exceed 15 percent. It provides an indication of how selectively...
11) % Share of tariff lines with international peaks
Share of tariff lines with international peaks is the share of lines in the tariff schedule with tariff rates that exceed 15 percent. It provides an indication of how selectively...
12) % Share of tariff lines with specific rates
Share of tariff lines with specific rates is the share of lines in the tariff schedule that are set on a per unit basis or that combine ad valorem and per unit rates. It shows the...
13) % Share of tariff lines with specific rates
Share of tariff lines with specific rates is the share of lines in the tariff schedule that are set on a per unit basis or that combine ad valorem and per unit rates. It shows the...
14) Age of the establishment (years)
15) Average most favored nation tariff rate %
Simple mean most favored nation tariff rate is the unweighted average of most favored nation rates for all products subject to tariffs calculated for all traded goods. Data are...
16) Average most favored nation tariff rate %
Simple mean most favored nation tariff rate is the unweighted average of most favored nation rates for all products subject to tariffs calculated for all traded goods. Data are...
17) Average tariff rate %
Simple mean applied tariff is the unweighted average of effectively applied rates for all products subject to tariffs calculated for all traded goods. Data are classified using...
18) Average tariff rate %
Simple mean applied tariff is the unweighted average of effectively applied rates for all products subject to tariffs calculated for all traded goods. Data are classified using...
19) Average time to clear exports through customs (days)
Average time to clear exports through customs is the average number of days to clear direct exports through customs.
20) Average wage in national currency units
21) Average wage in US dollars based on Purchasing Power Parities
22) Bribery index (% of gift or informal payment requests during public transactions)
23) Building a warehouse: # of days
Time required to build a warehouse is the number of calendar days needed to complete the required procedures for building a warehouse. If a procedure can be speeded up at...
24) Building a warehouse: # of procedures
Number of procedures to build a warehouse is the number of interactions of a company\'s employees or managers with external parties, including government agency staff, public...
25) Business extent of disclosure index (0=less disclosure to 10=more disclosure)
Disclosure index measures the extent to which investors are protected through disclosure of ownership and financial information. The index ranges from 0 to 10, with higher values...
26) Capacity utilization (%)
27) Commencement of proceedings index (0-3)
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28) Cost of business start-up procedures (% of GNI per capita)
Cost to register a business is normalized by presenting it as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita.
29) Cost of business start-up procedures, female (% of GNI per capita)
Cost to register a business is normalized by presenting it as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita.
30) Cost of business start-up procedures, male (% of GNI per capita)
Cost to register a business is normalized by presenting it as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita.
31) Cost per container to export (US$)
Cost measures the fees levied on a 20-foot container in U.S. dollars. All the fees associated with completing the procedures to export or import the goods are included. These...
32) Cost per container to import (US$)
Cost measures the fees levied on a 20-foot container in U.S. dollars. All the fees associated with completing the procedures to export or import the goods are included. These...
33) Cost to enforce a contract (% of claim)
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34) Cost to register property (% of property value)
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35) Cost to start a business (% of income per capita)
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36) CPIA business regulatory environment rating (higher is better)
Business regulatory environment assesses the extent to which the legal, regulatory, and policy environments help or hinder private businesses in investing, creating jobs, and...
37) CPIA trade rating (1-6, higher is more business friendly)
38) Creditor participation index (0-4)
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39) Days of inventory of main input
40) Days to clear direct exports through customs
41) Days to clear imports from customs
42) Days to enforce a contract
Time required to enforce a contract is the number of calendar days from the filing of the lawsuit in court until the final determination and, in appropriate cases, payment.
43) Days to obtain a construction-related permit
44) Days to obtain an electrical connection (upon application)
45) Days to obtain an import license
46) Days to obtain an operating license
47) Depth of credit information index (0=low to 8=high)
Depth of credit information index measures rules affecting the scope, accessibility, and quality of credit information available through public or private credit registries. The...
48) Distance to frontier score (0=lowest performance to 100=frontier)
Distance to frontier score illustrates the distance of an economy to the "frontier," which represents the best performance observed on each Doing Business topic across...
49) Duration of a typical electrical outage (hours)
50) Ease of doing business index (1=easiest to 185=most difficult)
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51) Ease of doing business index (lower is more business friendly)
Ease of doing business ranks economies from 1 to 189, with first place being the best. A high ranking (a low numerical rank) means that the regulatory environment is conducive to...
52) Firms formally registered when operations started (% of firms)
Firms formally registered when operations started are the percentage of firms formally registered when they started operations in the country.
53) Firms offering formal training (% of firms)
Firms offering formal training are the percentage of firms offering formal training programs for their permanent, full-time employees.
54) Firms that spend on R&D (% of firms)
Percent of firms that spend on research and development.
55) Firms using banks to finance investment (% of firms)
Firms using banks to finance investment are the percentage of firms using banks to finance investments.
56) Firms using banks to finance working capital (% of firms)
Firms using banks to finance working capital are the percentage of firms using bank loans to finance working capital.
57) Firms visited or required meetings with tax officials (% of firms)
Percent of firms that were visited or required to meet with tax officials.
58) Firms with female participation in ownership (% of firms)
Firms with female participation in ownership are the percentage of firms with a woman among the principal owners.
59) Firms with female top manager (% of firms)
Firms with female top manager refers to the percentage of firms in the private sector who have females as top managers. Top manager refers to the highest ranking manager or CEO of...
60) If a generator is used, average proportion of electricity from a generator (%)
61) If the establishment pays for security, average security costs (% of annual sales)
62) If there were losses, average losses due to theft and vandalism (% of annual sales)
63) If there were outages, average duration of a typical electrical outage (hours)
64) If there were visits, average number of visits or required meetings with tax officials
65) Incidence of bribery (% of firms experiencing at least one bribe payment request)
Bribery incidence is the percentage of firms experiencing at least one bribe payment request across 6 public transactions dealing with utilities access, permits, licenses, and...
66) Internally displaced persons (number, high estimate)
Internally displaced persons are people or groups of people who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a...
67) Internationally-recognized quality certification (% of firms)
Internationally-recognized quality certification is the percentage of firms having an internationally-recognized quality certification, i.e., International Organization for...
68) Labor tax and contributions (% of commercial profits)
Labor tax and contributions is the amount of taxes and mandatory contributions on labor paid by the business.
69) Losses due to electrical outages (% of annual sales)
70) Losses due to theft and vandalism (% of annual sales of affected firms)
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71) Losses due to theft and vandalism against the firm (% of annual sales)
72) Management of debtor's assets index (0-6)
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73) Minimum paid-in capital required to start a business (% of income per capita)
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74) Net lending (+) / net borrowing (-) (% of GDP)
Net lending (+) / net borrowing (–) equals government revenue minus expense, minus net investment in nonfinancial assets. It is also equal to the net result of transactions in...
75) New business density (new registrations per 1,000 people ages 15-64)
New businesses registered are the number of new limited liability corporations registered in the calendar year.
76) Number of bankruptcies, Index 2007=100, Grand Total
77) Number of battle-related deaths
Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-...
78) Number of documents to import
All documents required per shipment to import goods are recorded. It is assumed that the contract has already been agreed upon and signed by both parties. Documents required for...
79) Number of electrical outages in a typical month
80) Number of enterprise entries, Index 2007=100, Grand Total
81) Number of new business registrations
New businesses registered are the number of new limited liability corporations registered in the calendar year.
82) Number of permanent full-time workers
83) Number of permanent non-production workers
84) Number of permanent production workers
85) Number of permanent skilled production workers
86) Number of permanent unskilled production workers
87) Number of temporary workers
88) Number of water insufficiencies in a typical month
89) Number of years firm operated without formal registration
90) Other taxes payable by businesses (% of commercial profits)
Other taxes payable by businesses include the amounts paid for property taxes, turnover taxes, and other small taxes such as municipal fees and vehicle and fuel taxes.
91) Outcome (0 as piecemeal sale and 1 as going concern)
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92) Percent of firms choosing access to finance as their biggest obstacle
93) Percent of firms choosing access to land as their biggest obstacle
94) Percent of firms choosing business licensing and permits as their biggest obstacle
95) Percent of firms choosing corruption as their biggest obstacle
96) Percent of firms choosing courts as their biggest obstacle
97) Percent of firms choosing crime, theft and disorder as their biggest obstacle
98) Percent of firms choosing customs and trade regulations as their biggest obstacle
99) Percent of firms choosing electricity as their biggest obstacle
100) Percent of firms choosing inadequately educated workforce as their biggest obstacle

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