Distance to frontier score (0=lowest performance to 100=frontier) - Country Ranking

Definition: 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 all economies and years included since 2005. An economy's distance to frontier is indicated on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest performance and 100 the frontier. For example, a score of 75 in 2012 means an economy was 25 percentage points away from the frontier constructed from the best performances across all economies and across time. A score of 80 in 2013 would indicate the economy is improving.

Source: World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/).

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Singapore 87.34 2015
2 New Zealand 86.79 2015
3 Denmark 84.40 2015
4 Korea 83.88 2015
5 Hong Kong SAR, China 83.67 2015
6 United Kingdom 82.46 2015
7 United States 82.15 2015
8 Sweden 81.72 2015
9 Norway 81.61 2015
10 Finland 81.05 2015
11 Macedonia 80.18 2015
12 Australia 80.08 2015
13 Canada 80.07 2015
14 Germany 79.87 2015
15 Estonia 79.49 2015
16 Ireland 79.15 2015
17 Malaysia 79.13 2015
18 Iceland 78.93 2015
19 Lithuania 78.88 2015
20 Austria 78.38 2015
21 Latvia 78.06 2015
22 Portugal 77.57 2015
23 Georgia 77.45 2015
24 Poland 76.45 2015
25 Switzerland 76.04 2015
26 France 75.96 2015
27 Netherlands 75.94 2015
28 Slovenia 75.62 2015
28 Slovak Republic 75.62 2015
30 United Arab Emirates 75.10 2015
31 Mauritius 75.05 2015
32 Spain 74.86 2015
33 Japan 74.72 2015
34 Armenia 74.22 2015
35 Czech Republic 73.95 2015
36 Romania 73.78 2015
37 Bulgaria 73.72 2015
37 Mexico 73.72 2015
39 Croatia 72.71 2015
40 Kazakhstan 72.68 2015
41 Hungary 72.57 2015
42 Belgium 72.50 2015
43 Belarus 72.33 2015
44 Italy 72.07 2015
45 Montenegro 71.85 2015
46 Cyprus 71.78 2015
47 Chile 71.49 2015
48 Thailand 71.42 2015
49 Peru 71.33 2015
50 Russia 70.99 2015
51 Moldova 70.97 2015
52 Israel 70.56 2015
53 Colombia 70.43 2015
54 Turkey 69.16 2015
55 Mongolia 68.83 2015
56 Puerto Rico 68.73 2015
57 Costa Rica 68.55 2015
58 Serbia 68.41 2015
59 Greece 68.38 2015
60 Luxembourg 68.31 2015
61 Rwanda 68.12 2015
62 Azerbaijan 67.80 2015
63 Jamaica 67.27 2015
64 Bahrain 66.81 2015
65 Kyrgyz Republic 66.01 2015
66 Qatar 65.97 2015
67 Panama 65.74 2015
68 Oman 65.40 2015
69 Bhutan 65.21 2015
70 Botswana 64.98 2015
71 South Africa 64.89 2015
72 Tunisia 64.88 2015
73 Morocco 64.51 2015
74 San Marino 64.21 2015
75 St. Lucia 64.20 2015
76 Tonga 64.13 2015
77 Bosnia and Herzegovina 63.71 2015
78 Malta 63.70 2015
79 Guatemala 63.49 2015
80 Saudi Arabia 63.17 2015
81 Ukraine 63.04 2015
82 China 62.93 2015
82 Brunei 62.93 2015
84 El Salvador 62.76 2015
85 Uzbekistan 62.60 2015
86 Trinidad and Tobago 62.58 2015
86 Fiji 62.58 2015
88 Vietnam 62.10 2015
89 Dominica 61.44 2015
90 Uruguay 61.21 2015
91 Dominican Republic 61.16 2015
92 Vanuatu 61.08 2015
93 Seychelles 61.05 2015
94 Samoa 60.70 2015
95 Zambia 60.50 2015
95 Albania 60.50 2015
97 Nepal 60.41 2015
98 Paraguay 60.19 2015
99 Kuwait 60.17 2015
99 Namibia 60.17 2015
101 Philippines 60.07 2015
102 Antigua and Barbuda 59.70 2015
103 Swaziland 59.10 2015
104 The Bahamas 59.00 2015
105 Sri Lanka 58.96 2015
106 Kenya 58.24 2015
107 Indonesia 58.12 2015
108 Honduras 58.06 2015
109 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 57.91 2015
110 Solomon Islands 57.86 2015
111 Jordan 57.84 2015
112 Lesotho 57.69 2015
112 Ghana 57.69 2015
114 Brazil 57.67 2015
115 Ecuador 57.47 2015
116 Iran 57.44 2015
117 Barbados 56.85 2015
118 Belize 56.83 2015
119 Argentina 56.78 2015
120 Uganda 56.64 2015
121 Lebanon 56.39 2015
122 St. Kitts and Nevis 55.83 2015
123 Nicaragua 55.78 2015
124 Cabo Verde 55.54 2015
125 Cambodia 55.22 2015
126 India 54.68 2015
127 Egypt 54.43 2015
128 Tajikistan 54.19 2015
129 Mozambique 53.98 2015
130 Lao PDR 53.77 2015
131 Grenada 53.46 2015
132 Palau 53.43 2015
133 Guyana 51.83 2015
134 Pakistan 51.69 2015
135 Tanzania 51.62 2015
136 Malawi 51.03 2015
137 Côte d'Ivoire 50.93 2015
138 Burkina Faso 50.81 2015
138 Mali 50.81 2015
140 Papua New Guinea 50.74 2015
141 Ethiopia 49.73 2015
142 Sierra Leone 49.69 2015
143 Kiribati 49.50 2015
144 Togo 49.03 2015
145 The Gambia 48.99 2015
146 Burundi 48.82 2015
147 Senegal 48.57 2015
148 Comoros 48.22 2015
149 Zimbabwe 48.17 2015
150 Suriname 47.69 2015
151 Bolivia 47.47 2015
152 Benin 47.15 2015
153 Sudan 46.97 2015
154 Niger 46.37 2015
155 Iraq 46.06 2015
156 Gabon 45.99 2015
157 Algeria 45.72 2015
158 Madagascar 45.68 2015
159 Guinea 45.54 2015
160 São Tomé and Principe 45.50 2015
161 Myanmar 45.27 2015
162 Mauritania 44.74 2015
163 Nigeria 44.69 2015
164 Yemen 44.54 2015
165 Djibouti 44.25 2015
166 Cameroon 44.11 2015
167 Timor-Leste 44.02 2015
168 Bangladesh 43.10 2015
169 Syrian Arab Republic 42.56 2015
170 Congo 41.88 2015
171 Afghanistan 40.58 2015
172 Guinea-Bissau 40.56 2015
173 Liberia 40.19 2015
174 Equatorial Guinea 40.03 2015
175 Angola 39.64 2015
176 Haiti 39.56 2015
177 Chad 38.22 2015
178 Dem. Rep. Congo 38.14 2015
179 Central African Republic 36.26 2015
180 Venezuela 35.51 2015
181 Libya 31.77 2015
182 Eritrea 27.61 2015

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Development Relevance: The distance to frontier score aids in assessing the absolute level of regulatory performance and how it improves over time. This allows users both to see the gap between a particular economy's performance and the best performance at any point in time and to assess the absolute change in the economy's regulatory environment over time as measured by Doing Business. In this way the distance to frontier measure complements the annual ease of doing business ranking, which compares economies with one another at a point in time.

Aggregation method: Unweighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Data are presented for the survey year instead of publication year. Data before 2013 are not comparable with data from 2013 onward due to methodological changes.