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 New Zealand 86.76 2019
2 Singapore 86.20 2019
3 Hong Kong SAR, China 85.32 2019
4 Denmark 85.29 2019
5 Korea 84.00 2019
6 United States 84.00 2019
7 Georgia 83.73 2019
8 United Kingdom 83.55 2019
9 Norway 82.63 2019
10 Sweden 81.99 2019
11 Lithuania 81.62 2019
12 Malaysia 81.47 2019
13 Mauritius 81.47 2019
14 Australia 81.22 2019
15 United Arab Emirates 80.91 2019
16 North Macedonia 80.75 2019
17 Estonia 80.62 2019
18 Latvia 80.28 2019
19 Finland 80.18 2019
20 Thailand 80.09 2019
21 Germany 79.71 2019
22 Canada 79.64 2019
23 Ireland 79.58 2019
24 Kazakhstan 79.56 2019
25 Iceland 78.96 2019
26 Austria 78.75 2019
27 Russia 78.16 2019
28 Japan 78.00 2019
29 Spain 77.94 2019
30 China 77.93 2019
31 France 76.80 2019
32 Turkey 76.79 2019
33 Azerbaijan 76.71 2019
34 Israel 76.68 2019
35 Switzerland 76.62 2019
36 Slovenia 76.52 2019
37 Rwanda 76.48 2019
38 Portugal 76.47 2019
39 Poland 76.38 2019
40 Czech Republic 76.34 2019
41 Netherlands 76.10 2019
42 Bahrain 76.03 2019
43 Serbia 75.65 2019
44 Slovak Republic 75.59 2019
45 Belgium 74.99 2019
46 Armenia 74.49 2019
47 Moldova 74.39 2019
48 Belarus 74.29 2019
49 Montenegro 73.82 2019
50 Croatia 73.62 2019
51 Hungary 73.42 2019
52 Morocco 73.38 2019
53 Cyprus 73.35 2019
54 Romania 73.33 2019
55 Kenya 73.22 2019
56 Italy 72.85 2019
57 Chile 72.58 2019
58 Mexico 72.36 2019
59 Bulgaria 71.97 2019
60 Saudi Arabia 71.56 2019
61 India 71.05 2019
62 Ukraine 70.21 2019
63 Puerto Rico 70.07 2019
64 Brunei 70.06 2019
65 Colombia 70.06 2019
66 Oman 69.98 2019
67 Uzbekistan 69.88 2019
68 Vietnam 69.77 2019
69 Jamaica 69.68 2019
70 Luxembourg 69.60 2019
71 Indonesia 69.58 2019
72 Costa Rica 69.24 2019
73 Jordan 68.97 2019
74 Peru 68.70 2019
75 Qatar 68.67 2019
76 Tunisia 68.66 2019
77 Greece 68.42 2019
78 Kyrgyz Republic 67.82 2019
79 Mongolia 67.77 2019
80 Albania 67.75 2019
81 Kuwait 67.40 2019
82 South Africa 67.02 2019
83 Zambia 66.94 2019
84 Panama 66.56 2019
85 Botswana 66.20 2019
86 Malta 66.14 2019
87 Bhutan 65.97 2019
88 Bosnia and Herzegovina 65.44 2019
89 El Salvador 65.25 2019
90 Liechtenstein 64.84 2019
91 San Marino 64.19 2019
92 St. Lucia 63.65 2019
93 Nepal 63.19 2019
94 Philippines 62.83 2019
95 Guatemala 62.60 2019
96 Togo 62.29 2019
97 Samoa 62.07 2019
98 Sri Lanka 61.81 2019
99 Seychelles 61.70 2019
100 Uruguay 61.54 2019
101 Fiji 61.48 2019
102 Tonga 61.39 2019
103 Namibia 61.35 2019
104 Trinidad and Tobago 61.29 2019
105 Tajikistan 61.27 2019
106 Vanuatu 61.05 2019
107 Pakistan 60.95 2019
108 Malawi 60.94 2019
109 Côte d'Ivoire 60.69 2019
110 Dominica 60.55 2019
111 Djibouti 60.50 2019
112 Antigua and Barbuda 60.28 2019
113 Egypt 60.05 2019
114 Dominican Republic 59.99 2019
115 Uganda 59.98 2019
116 Ghana 59.96 2019
117 The Bahamas 59.87 2019
118 Papua New Guinea 59.77 2019
119 Eswatini 59.49 2019
120 Lesotho 59.43 2019
121 Senegal 59.28 2019
122 Brazil 59.08 2019
123 Paraguay 59.05 2019
124 Argentina 58.96 2019
125 Iran 58.55 2019
126 Barbados 57.91 2019
127 Ecuador 57.72 2019
128 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 57.09 2019
129 Nigeria 56.88 2019
130 Niger 56.76 2019
131 Honduras 56.27 2019
132 Guyana 55.49 2019
133 Belize 55.47 2019
134 Solomon Islands 55.26 2019
135 Cabo Verde 55.04 2019
136 Mozambique 55.00 2019
137 St. Kitts and Nevis 54.64 2019
138 Zimbabwe 54.47 2019
139 Tanzania 54.46 2019
140 Nicaragua 54.39 2019
141 Lebanon 54.33 2019
142 Cambodia 53.84 2019
143 Palau 53.70 2019
144 Grenada 53.44 2019
145 Mali 52.94 2019
146 Benin 52.40 2019
147 Bolivia 51.66 2019
148 Burkina Faso 51.40 2019
149 Mauritania 51.06 2019
150 Lao PDR 50.82 2019
151 The Gambia 50.29 2019
152 Guinea 49.43 2019
153 Algeria 48.60 2019
154 Ethiopia 47.98 2019
155 Comoros 47.87 2019
156 Madagascar 47.73 2019
157 Suriname 47.46 2019
158 Sierra Leone 47.46 2019
159 Kiribati 46.94 2019
160 Myanmar 46.83 2019
161 Burundi 46.77 2019
162 Cameroon 46.10 2019
163 Bangladesh 45.05 2019
164 Gabon 45.03 2019
165 São Tomé and Principe 44.97 2019
166 Sudan 44.83 2019
167 Iraq 44.70 2019
168 Afghanistan 44.06 2019
169 Guinea-Bissau 43.23 2019
170 Liberia 43.23 2019
171 Syrian Arab Republic 41.97 2019
172 Angola 41.29 2019
173 Equatorial Guinea 41.05 2019
174 Haiti 40.72 2019
175 Congo 39.53 2019
176 Timor-Leste 39.36 2019
177 Chad 36.94 2019
178 Dem. Rep. Congo 36.21 2019
179 Central African Republic 35.57 2019
180 Libya 32.69 2019
181 Yemen 31.76 2019
182 Venezuela 30.24 2019
183 Eritrea 21.60 2019
184 Somalia 20.04 2019

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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.