Time required to get electricity (days) - Country Ranking

Definition: Time required to get electricity is the number of days to obtain a permanent electricity connection. The measure captures the median duration that the electricity utility and experts indicate is necessary in practice, rather than required by law, to complete a procedure.

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 Liberia 482.00 2019
2 Madagascar 450.00 2019
3 Ukraine 267.00 2019
4 Bulgaria 262.00 2019
5 Guinea-Bissau 257.00 2019
5 Hungary 257.00 2019
7 Venezuela 208.00 2019
8 Cambodia 179.00 2019
9 Romania 174.00 2019
10 Belgium 171.00 2019
11 Burkina Faso 169.00 2019
12 Burundi 158.00 2019
13 Gabon 148.00 2019
14 Syrian Arab Republic 146.00 2019
15 Canada 137.00 2019
15 Cyprus 137.00 2019
17 Congo 134.00 2019
18 Montenegro 131.00 2019
19 Brazil 128.49 2019
20 Malawi 127.00 2019
21 Eswatini 125.00 2019
21 Palau 125.00 2019
21 Serbia 125.00 2019
24 Bangladesh 124.46 2019
25 Comoros 120.00 2019
25 Mali 120.00 2019
25 Vanuatu 120.00 2019
28 Libya 118.00 2019
29 Zambia 117.00 2019
30 Afghanistan 114.00 2019
30 Lesotho 114.00 2019
32 Suriname 113.00 2019
32 Poland 113.00 2019
34 Pakistan 112.65 2019
35 Kyrgyz Republic 111.00 2019
36 Yemen 110.00 2014
37 Nigeria 109.80 2019
38 South Africa 109.00 2019
39 Latvia 107.00 2019
40 Equatorial Guinea 106.00 2019
40 Zimbabwe 106.00 2019
42 Tanzania 105.00 2019
42 Belarus 105.00 2019
42 Malta 105.00 2019
45 Israel 102.00 2019
45 Netherlands 102.00 2019
47 The Gambia 101.00 2019
48 Mexico 100.44 2019
49 Sri Lanka 100.00 2019
50 Tajikistan 98.00 2019
50 Central African Republic 98.00 2019
52 Angola 97.00 2019
52 Kenya 97.00 2019
52 North Macedonia 97.00 2019
52 Kiribati 97.00 2019
56 Jamaica 95.00 2019
56 Spain 95.00 2019
56 Ethiopia 95.00 2019
59 Timor-Leste 93.00 2019
60 Argentina 92.00 2019
61 Estonia 91.00 2019
62 Benin 90.00 2019
63 United States 89.60 2019
64 Lebanon 89.00 2019
64 Slovak Republic 89.00 2019
64 São Tomé and Principe 89.00 2019
67 Colombia 88.00 2019
67 Uzbekistan 88.00 2019
69 Lao PDR 87.00 2019
69 Moldova 87.00 2019
71 Ireland 85.00 2019
72 Algeria 84.00 2019
73 Sierra Leone 82.00 2019
73 Guyana 82.00 2019
73 Lithuania 82.00 2019
76 Fiji 81.00 2019
76 Cabo Verde 81.00 2019
78 Japan 80.90 2019
79 Mongolia 79.00 2019
80 Barbados 78.00 2019
81 Botswana 77.00 2019
81 Iran 77.00 2019
83 Italy 75.00 2019
83 Australia 75.00 2019
85 Ecuador 74.00 2019
86 Armenia 72.00 2019
87 Georgia 71.00 2019
87 Albania 71.00 2019
87 Kazakhstan 71.00 2019
90 Myanmar 70.00 2019
90 Sudan 70.00 2019
92 Guinea 69.00 2019
92 Bahrain 69.00 2019
92 Bosnia and Herzegovina 69.00 2019
95 Senegal 68.00 2019
96 Paraguay 67.00 2019
96 Peru 67.00 2019
96 Mauritania 67.00 2019
96 The Bahamas 67.00 2019
96 Dominican Republic 67.00 2019
96 Chad 67.00 2019
96 Mauritius 67.00 2019
103 Norway 66.00 2019
103 Papua New Guinea 66.00 2019
103 Togo 66.00 2019
103 Uganda 66.00 2019
107 Croatia 65.00 2019
107 El Salvador 65.00 2019
107 Portugal 65.00 2019
107 Tunisia 65.00 2019
111 Cameroon 64.00 2019
112 Trinidad and Tobago 61.00 2019
112 Dominica 61.00 2019
112 Bhutan 61.00 2019
115 Belize 60.00 2019
115 Haiti 60.00 2019
117 Eritrea 59.00 2014
118 Czech Republic 58.00 2019
118 New Zealand 58.00 2019
120 Luxembourg 56.00 2019
121 Jordan 55.00 2019
121 Ghana 55.00 2019
121 Nicaragua 55.00 2019
124 Egypt 53.00 2019
124 France 53.00 2019
124 Solomon Islands 53.00 2019
124 Côte d'Ivoire 53.00 2019
128 India 52.85 2019
129 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 52.00 2019
129 Seychelles 52.00 2019
129 Niger 52.00 2019
129 Liechtenstein 52.00 2019
129 Sweden 52.00 2019
129 Djibouti 52.00 2019
135 Iraq 51.00 2019
135 Greece 51.00 2019
137 Kuwait 49.00 2019
137 Nepal 49.00 2019
139 Uruguay 48.00 2019
140 United Kingdom 46.00 2019
141 Qatar 44.00 2019
141 Dem. Rep. Congo 44.00 2019
141 Guatemala 44.00 2019
144 Chile 43.00 2019
145 Tonga 42.00 2019
145 Antigua and Barbuda 42.00 2019
145 Finland 42.00 2019
148 Azerbaijan 41.00 2019
149 Russia 40.70 2019
150 Mozambique 40.00 2019
151 Costa Rica 39.00 2019
151 Switzerland 39.00 2019
151 Honduras 39.00 2019
154 Slovenia 38.00 2019
154 San Marino 38.00 2019
154 Denmark 38.00 2019
154 Grenada 38.00 2019
158 Philippines 37.00 2019
158 Namibia 37.00 2019
160 Bolivia 36.00 2019
161 Panama 35.00 2019
161 Saudi Arabia 35.00 2019
163 Turkey 34.00 2019
163 Samoa 34.00 2019
165 Indonesia 32.24 2019
166 China 32.00 2019
166 Puerto Rico 32.00 2019
168 Morocco 31.00 2019
168 Vietnam 31.00 2019
170 Thailand 30.00 2019
170 Oman 30.00 2019
170 Rwanda 30.00 2019
173 Germany 28.00 2019
174 St. Lucia 26.00 2019
174 Singapore 26.00 2019
176 Brunei 25.00 2019
177 Hong Kong SAR, China 24.00 2019
177 Malaysia 24.00 2019
179 Austria 23.00 2019
180 Iceland 22.00 2019
181 St. Kitts and Nevis 18.00 2019
182 Korea 13.00 2019
183 United Arab Emirates 7.00 2019

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Development Relevance: The economic health of a country is measured not only in macroeconomic terms but also by other factors that shape daily economic activity such as laws, regulations, and institutional arrangements. The data measure business regulation, gauge regulatory outcomes, and measure the extent of legal protection of property, the flexibility of employment regulation, and the tax burden on businesses. The fundamental premise of this data is that economic activity requires good rules and regulations that are efficient, accessible to all who need to use them, and simple to implement. Thus sometimes there is more emphasis on more regulation, such as stricter disclosure requirements in related-party transactions, and other times emphasis is on for simplified regulations, such as a one-stop shop for completing business startup formalities. Entrepreneurs may not be aware of all required procedures or may avoid legally required procedures altogether. But where regulation is particularly onerous, levels of informality are higher, which comes at a cost: firms in the informal sector usually grow more slowly, have less access to credit, and employ fewer workers - and those workers remain outside the protections of labor law. The indicator can help policymakers understand the business environment in a country and - along with information from other sources such as the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys - provide insights into potential areas of reform.

Limitations and Exceptions: The Doing Business methodology has limitations that should be considered when interpreting the data. First, the data collected refer to businesses in the economy's largest city and may not represent regulations in other locations of the economy. To address this limitation, subnational indicators are being collected for selected economies. These subnational studies point to significant differences in the speed of reform and the ease of doing business across cities in the same economy. Second, the data often focus on a specific business form - generally a limited liability company of a specified size - and may not represent regulation for other types of businesses such as sole proprietorships. Third, transactions described in a standardized business case refer to a specific set of issues and may not represent the full set of issues a business encounters. Fourth, the time measures involve an element of judgment by the expert respondents. When sources indicate different estimates, the Doing Business time indicators represent the median values of several responses given under the assumptions of the standardized case. Fifth, the methodology assumes that a business has full information on what is required and does not waste time when completing procedures.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data are collected by the World Bank with a standardized survey that uses a simple business case to ensure comparability across economies and over time - with assumptions about the legal form of the business, its size, its location, and nature of its operation. Surveys are administered through more than 9,000 local experts, including lawyers, business consultants, accountants, freight forwarders, government officials, and other professionals who routinely administer or advise on legal and regulatory requirements. Data records all procedures required for a business to obtain a permanent electricity connection. These procedures include applications and contracts with electricity utilities, all necessary inspections and clearances from the utility and other agencies and the external and final connection works. The Doing Business project of the World Bank encompasses two types of data: data from readings of laws and regulations and data on time and motion indicators that measure efficiency in achieving a regulatory goal. Within the time and motion indicators cost estimates are recorded from official fee schedules where applicable. The data from surveys are subjected to numerous tests for robustness, which lead to revision or expansion of the information collected.

Aggregation method: Unweighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Data are presented for the survey year instead of publication year.