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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 New Zealand 86.55 2017
2 Singapore 84.57 2017
3 Denmark 84.06 2017
4 Korea 83.92 2017
5 Hong Kong SAR, China 83.44 2017
6 United States 82.54 2017
7 United Kingdom 82.22 2017
8 Norway 82.16 2017
9 Georgia 82.04 2017
10 Sweden 81.27 2017
11 Macedonia 81.18 2017
12 Estonia 80.80 2017
13 Finland 80.37 2017
14 Australia 80.14 2017
15 Lithuania 79.87 2017
16 Ireland 79.51 2017
17 Canada 79.29 2017
18 Latvia 79.26 2017
19 Germany 79.00 2017
20 United Arab Emirates 78.73 2017
21 Austria 78.54 2017
22 Iceland 78.50 2017
23 Malaysia 78.43 2017
24 Mauritius 77.54 2017
25 Thailand 77.44 2017
26 Poland 77.30 2017
27 Spain 77.02 2017
28 Portugal 76.84 2017
29 Czech Republic 76.27 2017
30 France 76.13 2017
31 Netherlands 76.03 2017
32 Switzerland 75.92 2017
33 Japan 75.68 2017
34 Russia 75.50 2017
35 Kazakhstan 75.44 2017
36 Slovenia 75.42 2017
37 Belarus 75.06 2017
38 Slovak Republic 74.90 2017
39 Rwanda 73.40 2017
40 Montenegro 73.18 2017
41 Serbia 73.13 2017
42 Moldova 73.00 2017
43 Romania 72.87 2017
44 Italy 72.70 2017
45 Armenia 72.51 2017
46 Hungary 72.39 2017
47 Mexico 72.27 2017
48 Bulgaria 71.91 2017
49 Croatia 71.70 2017
50 Belgium 71.69 2017
51 Cyprus 71.63 2017
52 Israel 71.42 2017
53 Chile 71.22 2017
54 Brunei 70.60 2017
55 Azerbaijan 70.19 2017
56 Peru 69.45 2017
57 Colombia 69.41 2017
58 Turkey 69.14 2017
59 Costa Rica 69.13 2017
60 Mongolia 69.03 2017
61 Luxembourg 69.01 2017
62 Puerto Rico 68.85 2017
63 Albania 68.70 2017
64 Bahrain 68.13 2017
65 Greece 68.02 2017
66 Vietnam 67.93 2017
67 Morocco 67.91 2017
68 Jamaica 67.27 2017
69 Oman 67.20 2017
70 Indonesia 66.47 2017
71 El Salvador 66.42 2017
72 Uzbekistan 66.33 2017
73 Bhutan 66.27 2017
74 Ukraine 65.75 2017
75 Kyrgyz Republic 65.70 2017
76 China 65.29 2017
77 Panama 65.27 2017
78 Kenya 65.15 2017
79 Botswana 64.94 2017
80 South Africa 64.89 2017
81 Qatar 64.86 2017
82 Malta 64.72 2017
83 Zambia 64.50 2017
84 Bosnia and Herzegovina 64.20 2017
85 Samoa 63.89 2017
86 Tunisia 63.58 2017
87 Tonga 63.43 2017
88 Vanuatu 63.08 2017
89 St. Lucia 62.88 2017
90 Saudi Arabia 62.50 2017
91 San Marino 62.47 2017
92 Uruguay 61.99 2017
93 Seychelles 61.41 2017
94 Kuwait 61.23 2017
95 Guatemala 61.18 2017
96 Dominica 60.96 2017
97 Dominican Republic 60.93 2017
98 India 60.76 2017
99 Fiji 60.74 2017
100 Trinidad and Tobago 60.68 2017
101 Jordan 60.58 2017
102 Lesotho 60.42 2017
103 Nepal 59.95 2017
104 Namibia 59.94 2017
105 Antigua and Barbuda 59.63 2017
106 Paraguay 59.18 2017
107 Papua New Guinea 59.04 2017
108 Malawi 58.94 2017
109 Sri Lanka 58.86 2017
110 Swaziland 58.82 2017
111 Philippines 58.74 2017
112 Honduras 58.46 2017
113 Solomon Islands 58.13 2017
114 Argentina 58.11 2017
115 Ecuador 57.83 2017
116 The Bahamas 57.47 2017
117 Ghana 57.24 2017
118 Belize 57.11 2017
119 Uganda 56.94 2017
120 Tajikistan 56.86 2017
121 Iran 56.48 2017
122 Brazil 56.45 2017
123 Guyana 56.28 2017
124 Cabo Verde 56.24 2017
125 Egypt 56.22 2017
126 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 55.72 2017
127 Palau 55.58 2017
128 Nicaragua 55.39 2017
129 Barbados 55.20 2017
130 Lebanon 54.67 2017
131 St. Kitts and Nevis 54.52 2017
132 Cambodia 54.47 2017
133 Tanzania 54.04 2017
134 Mozambique 54.00 2017
135 Côte d'Ivoire 53.71 2017
136 Senegal 53.06 2017
137 Lao PDR 53.01 2017
138 Grenada 52.94 2017
139 Mali 52.92 2017
140 Niger 52.34 2017
141 Nigeria 52.03 2017
142 The Gambia 51.92 2017
143 Pakistan 51.65 2017
144 Burkina Faso 51.54 2017
145 Mauritania 50.88 2017
146 Benin 50.47 2017
147 Bolivia 50.18 2017
148 Guinea 49.80 2017
149 Djibouti 49.58 2017
150 Togo 48.88 2017
151 Kiribati 48.74 2017
152 Comoros 48.52 2017
153 Zimbabwe 48.47 2017
154 Sierra Leone 48.18 2017
155 Ethiopia 47.77 2017
156 Madagascar 47.67 2017
157 Cameroon 47.23 2017
158 Burundi 46.92 2017
159 Suriname 46.87 2017
160 Algeria 46.71 2017
161 Gabon 46.19 2017
162 Iraq 44.87 2017
163 São Tomé and Principe 44.84 2017
164 Sudan 44.46 2017
165 Myanmar 44.21 2017
166 Liberia 43.55 2017
167 Equatorial Guinea 41.66 2017
168 Syrian Arab Republic 41.55 2017
169 Angola 41.49 2017
170 Guinea-Bissau 41.45 2017
171 Bangladesh 40.99 2017
172 Timor-Leste 40.62 2017
173 Congo 39.57 2017
174 Chad 38.30 2017
175 Haiti 38.24 2017
176 Dem. Rep. Congo 37.65 2017
177 Afghanistan 36.19 2017
178 Central African Republic 34.86 2017
179 Libya 33.21 2017
180 Yemen 33.00 2017
181 Venezuela 30.87 2017
182 Eritrea 22.87 2017
183 Somalia 19.98 2017

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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.