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

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 Singapore 86.20 2019
2 Hong Kong SAR, China 85.32 2019
3 Korea 84.00 2019
4 Georgia 83.73 2019
5 Malaysia 81.47 2019
6 United Arab Emirates 80.91 2019
7 Thailand 80.09 2019
8 Kazakhstan 79.56 2019
9 Russia 78.16 2019
10 Japan 78.00 2019
11 China 77.93 2019
12 Turkey 76.79 2019
13 Azerbaijan 76.71 2019
14 Israel 76.68 2019
15 Bahrain 76.03 2019
16 Armenia 74.49 2019
17 Saudi Arabia 71.56 2019
18 India 71.05 2019
19 Brunei 70.06 2019
20 Oman 69.98 2019
21 Uzbekistan 69.88 2019
22 Vietnam 69.77 2019
23 Indonesia 69.58 2019
24 Jordan 68.97 2019
25 Qatar 68.67 2019
26 Kyrgyz Republic 67.82 2019
27 Mongolia 67.77 2019
28 Kuwait 67.40 2019
29 Bhutan 65.97 2019
30 Nepal 63.19 2019
31 Philippines 62.83 2019
32 Sri Lanka 61.81 2019
33 Tajikistan 61.27 2019
34 Pakistan 60.95 2019
35 Iran 58.55 2019
36 Lebanon 54.33 2019
37 Cambodia 53.84 2019
38 Lao PDR 50.82 2019
39 Myanmar 46.83 2019
40 Bangladesh 45.05 2019
41 Iraq 44.70 2019
42 Afghanistan 44.06 2019
43 Syrian Arab Republic 41.97 2019
44 Timor-Leste 39.36 2019
45 Yemen 31.76 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.