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

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 United Arab Emirates 80.91 2019
2 Turkey 76.79 2019
3 Israel 76.68 2019
4 Bahrain 76.03 2019
5 Saudi Arabia 71.56 2019
6 Oman 69.98 2019
7 Uzbekistan 69.88 2019
8 Jordan 68.97 2019
9 Qatar 68.67 2019
10 Kyrgyz Republic 67.82 2019
11 Kuwait 67.40 2019
12 Tajikistan 61.27 2019
13 Pakistan 60.95 2019
14 Iran 58.55 2019
15 Lebanon 54.33 2019
16 Iraq 44.70 2019
17 Afghanistan 44.06 2019
18 Syrian Arab Republic 41.97 2019
19 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.