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Distance to Frontier

The distance to frontier score aids in assessing the absolute level of regulatory performance and how it improves over time. This measure shows the distance of each economy to the “frontier,” which represents the best performance observed on each of the indicators across all economies in the Doing Business sample since 2005. 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. An economy’s distance to frontier is reflected on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest performance and 100 represents the frontier. For example, a score of 75 in DB 2014 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 DB 2015 would indicate the economy is improving. 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.

Multi City = Multi-city data for same economy is available.

Methodology

Explanation of how the ease of doing business rankings and the distance to frontier score (PDF, 95KB) are measured and calculated.

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Afghanistan40.9838.2539.7440.3741.2141.16
Albania62.6862.8859.2159.4359.7966.06
Algeria52.1551.8852.0852.3450.4250.69
Angola37.7337.6140.6342.8841.6641.85
Antigua and Barbuda65.3965.2464.9464.5262.6162.64
Argentina56.9056.7657.1956.3357.2957.48
Armenia61.2561.8064.3068.2369.3170.60
Australia80.8781.1580.9981.6480.7080.66
Austria76.6977.0577.0578.2977.1077.42
Azerbaijan62.5362.5963.6164.2961.9764.08
Bahamas, The65.6765.6965.2565.3461.0761.37
Bahrain67.4167.5367.5967.8668.0169.00
Bangladesh47.4349.2548.0047.4746.3846.84
Bangladesh - Dhaka 47.4349.2548.0047.4746.3746.83
Bangladesh - Chittagong     46.4246.89
Barbados  62.1862.2360.5760.57
Belarus54.3656.8662.0264.9767.0868.26
Belgium74.0873.8374.0874.2471.1171.11
Belize61.0560.9461.5061.7057.9658.14
Benin38.6740.2142.7544.3746.6151.10
Bhutan55.0654.4657.3257.7757.5357.47
Bolivia49.5149.7550.0950.2449.8649.95
Bosnia and Herzegovina52.9554.1455.5756.0860.2460.55
Botswana64.7265.1565.7166.2164.7464.87
Brazil53.5753.2153.1653.0657.3958.01
Brazil - São Paulo 53.5753.2153.1653.0656.9557.65
Brazil - Rio de Janeiro     58.0858.57
Brunei Darussalam58.9959.4859.7661.4460.9861.26
Bulgaria68.4568.5868.2668.7671.7271.80
Burkina Faso41.0142.2845.5845.8747.8948.36
Burundi35.7035.8941.6246.3849.9451.07
Cabo Verde53.3255.8258.5858.8558.0357.94
Cambodia48.4049.6650.1851.0755.0555.33
Cameroon43.3345.3847.7548.7950.3549.85
Canada79.9880.9780.5680.9879.1279.09
Central African Republic26.9526.9633.7132.7635.1934.47
Chad30.1029.7232.3932.5635.5737.25
Chile68.1269.5272.0671.3371.1571.24
China57.7959.7358.7860.2861.3262.58
China - Shanghai 57.7959.7358.7860.2861.4562.72
China - Beijing     61.1762.42
Colombia65.7066.8569.2669.2268.0172.29
Comoros44.9445.3247.1748.5549.0249.56
Congo, Dem. Rep.31.4934.6635.7436.1338.3840.60
Congo, Rep.37.0134.6537.6338.7641.8343.29
Costa Rica57.4457.1458.3760.4263.0863.67
Côte d'Ivoire41.3641.5044.1844.8348.9052.26
Croatia60.9261.1062.3262.1164.4466.53
Cyprus66.2767.5068.8669.1665.8866.55
Czech Republic62.5667.1167.6468.7969.7570.95
Denmark84.2485.4285.7285.7984.0784.20
Djibouti44.1143.4043.1343.5949.3550.48
Dominica63.9763.8864.0664.3061.2961.37
Dominican Republic62.7462.3762.0762.0462.3363.43
Ecuador57.1257.1957.5457.1458.3058.88
Egypt, Arab Rep.56.0757.0058.0458.4259.1759.54
El Salvador59.7459.1859.3459.3759.9059.93
Equatorial Guinea45.7845.0947.5547.8947.7449.01
Eritrea32.2133.3733.6234.4832.7233.16
Estonia75.8276.1875.8275.5178.5478.84
Ethiopia48.4050.3550.9252.0455.8856.31
Fiji68.1968.4568.3367.5163.8263.90
Finland81.0081.5582.3982.4481.1280.83
France70.4271.0971.1270.9872.1873.88
Gabon48.6349.5151.8051.3053.9553.43
Gambia, The48.4748.7749.9051.6051.7654.81
Georgia74.3076.7479.3081.3979.6179.46
Germany79.9679.9280.0679.7180.0279.73
Ghana61.4763.6164.2867.7864.4165.24
Greece62.1560.1360.6262.5764.9966.70
Grenada59.2260.2960.3160.4356.9457.35
Guatemala61.3061.2561.6762.1364.2264.88
Guinea37.2335.9738.5941.4846.5447.42
Guinea-Bissau33.4633.6240.9842.1243.5543.21
Guyana58.3758.6058.4458.4657.7957.83
Haiti42.9943.1242.4542.5241.4642.18
Honduras59.2858.4159.3360.0160.8360.61
Hong Kong SAR, China88.9589.3490.0190.1084.4584.97
Hungary65.3267.1566.8967.0366.8268.79
Iceland80.7481.0782.3382.4480.4780.27
India49.4650.7653.0853.4152.7853.97
India - Mumbai 49.4650.7653.0853.4153.0953.99
India - Delhi     52.5153.95
Indonesia57.1857.7658.4758.7658.1059.15
Indonesia - Jakarta 57.1857.7658.4758.7657.7459.07
Indonesia - Surabaya     59.3959.44
Iran, Islamic Rep.53.5753.7753.8655.4455.5256.51
Iraq50.8650.1850.5051.6450.7950.36
Ireland82.2781.6981.1582.1478.2480.07
Israel71.2971.8171.7973.1271.1871.25
Italy65.6366.0066.3466.8668.1968.48
Jamaica62.5463.5463.9565.4162.2067.79
Japan78.4278.0178.3178.2474.9474.80
Japan - Tokyo 78.4278.0178.3178.2474.9674.82
Japan - Osaka     74.8974.75
Jordan57.0157.4458.2658.1358.2958.40
Kazakhstan57.0760.2463.1863.2163.5964.59
Kenya56.5756.8256.9557.1454.5954.98
Kiribati59.0258.8958.9458.9155.2355.48
Korea, Rep.81.7481.9882.9084.0983.2183.40
Kosovo55.9355.7155.8061.2963.0064.76
Kuwait61.8561.6762.8162.7363.0563.11
Kyrgyz Republic59.0461.2160.3361.6460.9660.74
Lao PDR44.5547.1847.7648.4049.1051.45
Latvia71.5172.0375.5475.7076.5976.73
Lebanon61.9862.3062.7062.7460.6060.61
Lesotho50.5751.6451.9754.5555.9856.64
Liberia42.2042.2846.4748.5346.5646.61
Libya   33.7233.3633.35
Lithuania73.9774.0174.7975.0075.8676.31
Luxembourg65.5065.8166.7466.7966.6267.60
Macedonia, FYR62.9563.3168.3869.3972.6774.11
Madagascar46.8846.2847.7847.8248.9149.25
Malawi48.3249.2049.6048.1747.1549.20
Malaysia74.3776.1979.6379.5076.8478.83
Maldives62.0166.3066.5264.7958.4858.73
Mali44.3047.4649.0350.2452.0652.59
Malta  61.9261.9761.9162.11
Marshall Islands54.5957.1657.0056.9154.8354.72
Mauritania41.4242.5244.9145.0244.6944.21
Mauritius73.6274.1474.2176.7774.3774.81
Mexico65.1067.4469.0470.9070.6371.53
Mexico - Mexico City 65.1067.4469.0470.9070.0970.94
Mexico - Monterrey     73.3074.44
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.50.0450.0450.1050.1051.0253.07
Moldova58.9559.5760.5761.5162.8166.60
Mongolia59.1059.1760.3861.9864.3565.02
Montenegro63.7464.7066.1468.2970.7172.02
Morocco60.8660.2863.6163.0564.4365.06
Mozambique51.2452.6251.3051.6752.1956.92
Myanmar   41.5942.1943.55
Namibia63.2063.2363.3563.7963.0462.81
Nepal60.4358.1359.5660.1059.5660.33
Netherlands75.0074.9975.6677.0375.0175.01
New Zealand88.8389.0789.0989.5386.3786.91
Nicaragua54.3554.4657.4458.1356.8758.09
Niger38.8939.9543.2744.9646.9147.63
Nigeria42.8342.6543.9343.7043.7247.33
Nigeria - Lagos 42.8342.6543.9343.7042.8746.41
Nigeria - Kano     46.5750.41
Norway82.4082.5282.5583.8182.1782.40
Oman65.9866.0267.7568.8866.3766.39
Pakistan56.3556.2457.2957.3756.4156.64
Pakistan - Karachi 56.3556.2457.2957.3756.9057.13
Pakistan - Lahore     55.5055.74
Palau56.7156.6857.1456.5859.5059.50
Panama65.5166.0366.1366.3667.6869.22
Papua New Guinea57.2957.1057.2457.1455.7955.78
Paraguay60.4761.2061.5061.4961.6162.50
Peru67.2068.8770.1371.4072.0372.11
Philippines54.3155.0255.6855.9562.0862.08
Poland62.3564.3865.1871.1573.3673.56
Portugal71.4273.8474.8076.1976.0276.03
Puerto Rico (U.S.)70.8571.6471.1071.7870.8470.35
Qatar68.4167.7069.2171.1469.8769.96
Romania64.1463.9263.9465.4268.4870.22
Russian Federation54.8454.2556.6558.6365.0466.66
Russian Federation - Moscow 54.8454.2556.6558.6364.6566.71
Russian Federation - Saint Petersburg     65.9466.55
Rwanda58.3360.0660.2764.6169.4070.47
Samoa65.2767.2467.5067.5566.2366.17
San Marino   65.3261.9362.44
São Tomé and Príncipe43.5141.6848.4948.6348.6850.75
Saudi Arabia72.1773.7173.1774.1170.0269.99
Senegal41.8942.0843.9444.2746.0949.37
Serbia59.0059.7260.4061.2963.4662.57
Seychelles62.5862.4963.1263.2162.0563.16
Sierra Leone39.8744.3148.3949.1852.7854.58
Singapore91.8592.4892.4892.5088.3088.27
Slovak Republic68.8870.1770.1771.3071.7371.83
Slovenia63.4366.3268.1369.9069.8469.87
Solomon Islands55.0859.5760.9562.1161.0663.08
South Africa69.0969.4770.5571.5871.6071.08
South Sudan   36.5734.1035.72
Spain70.7570.8272.7372.9772.2473.17
Sri Lanka57.0756.0457.1261.0360.0161.36
St. Kitts and Nevis61.6461.6260.7760.7357.9258.00
St. Lucia65.6665.4365.4165.5961.0861.35
St. Vincent and the Grenadines63.5963.7763.9163.0960.6560.66
Sudan49.2749.4349.8651.4549.4849.55
Suriname43.7644.3444.5044.5748.8849.29
Swaziland54.7558.2358.6459.2859.2959.77
Sweden81.7883.2682.8482.4080.2080.60
Switzerland75.7375.7875.8676.0776.2677.78
Syrian Arab Republic50.6250.7851.5851.7646.9146.51
Taiwan, China74.4074.8375.9379.2277.6278.73
Tajikistan40.5044.1844.4245.7243.3248.57
Tanzania52.6255.3856.5156.5155.8256.38
Thailand76.4375.8775.8175.9874.8775.27
Timor-Leste41.9642.5842.9543.1144.3146.89
Togo38.5839.2741.6243.6147.0351.29
Tonga64.5864.6965.7465.2565.7265.72
Trinidad and Tobago62.3162.5662.9763.9561.8764.24
Tunisia66.8968.6968.7868.9067.4567.35
Turkey65.9766.0266.7167.4568.3968.66
Uganda48.9451.1450.0550.0949.5451.11
Ukraine40.4244.7345.0049.5659.2161.52
United Arab Emirates71.5771.7371.9973.3475.0876.81
United Kingdom83.4084.1984.3284.3680.7580.96
United States85.7285.7285.6584.9481.9681.98
United States - New York City 85.7285.7285.6584.9483.5083.51
United States - Los Angeles     79.6579.69
Uruguay58.9858.9362.0163.3963.7763.89
Uzbekistan40.8341.8244.8347.6950.0254.26
Vanuatu61.2961.6362.8464.1063.6264.60
Venezuela, RB36.7238.3538.0339.2340.3741.41
Vietnam59.4460.2460.3160.8464.1164.42
West Bank and Gaza51.5551.0651.1351.8553.0053.62
Yemen, Rep.56.8056.7457.7955.5154.8954.84
Zambia57.5757.2857.3561.0659.8459.65
Zimbabwe39.9539.9043.2943.6645.3646.95