Doing Business in Nigeria 2010
Subnational Doing BusinessPublished:
June 10, 2010
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Doing Business in Nigeria 2010—the second subnational report in the series following Doing Business in Nigeria 2008—compares business regulations across all 36 states and the capital. The report focuses on state and national regulations that affect 4 stages in the life of a small to medium-size domestic firm: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property, and enforcing contracts. It also identifies differences in state regulations and in the enforcement of national regulations that can enhance or constrain local business activity.
- The report found that Nigerian states have been actively reforming to encourage business activity over the past 2 years: 8 of 11 states previously benchmarked showed improvements in at least one of the areas measured.
- If Nigeria adopted nationwide all of its states' best practices identified in this report, it would rank 72nd out of 183 economies globally—53 places ahead of Nigeria’s position in the global Doing Business 2010 report.
- It was easiest to start and operate a business in Jigawa, Borno, and Gombe. Doing business was most difficult in Imo and Ogun.
- Kano made the most progress since 2008, with reforms in 3 out of 4 areas measured.
How would a city's ranking change if it reformed? See the impact of reforms by using the ranking simulator (65 kb excel file) to change indicator values. This exercise assumes that other cities don't reform.