Djibouti

Ease of Doing Business in

Djibouti

This page summarizes Doing Business 2016 data for Djibouti. The first section presents the Ease of Doing Business rank (out of 189 economies) and the distance to frontier (DTF)** measure, overall and by topic. The second section summarizes the key indicators for each topic benchmarked against regional averages.

Economy Overview

 
Region Middle East & North Africa
Income Category Lower middle income
Population 886,313
GNI Per Capita (US$) 1,692
City covered Djibouti Ville
Doing Business 2016 Rank Doing Business 2015 Rank
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DOING BUSINESS 2015 RANK

Last year's rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

Change in Rank
171 169 down -2

Doing Business 2016 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

Doing Business 2015 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

Change in DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

44.25 43.94 down 0.31

Starting a Business

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Starting a Business

The steps of launching a business are shown below. Included are: the number of procedures entrepreneurs can expect to go through to start up and formally operate an industrial or commercial business, as well as the time and cost to complete these procedures and the paid-in minimum capital requirement as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita.

DB 2016 Rank 171 DB 2015 Rank
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DOING BUSINESS 2015 RANK

Last year's rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

160 Change in Rank down-11
DB 2016 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

66.77 DB 2015 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

65.89 Change in DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

up0.88

Information on new business density and number of newly created firms with limited liability can be found at Entrepreneurship Database.

Indicator Djibouti Middle East & North Africa OECD high income
Procedures (number)
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Procedures (number)

The total number of procedures required to register a firm. A procedure is defined as any interaction of the company founders with external parties (for example, government agencies, lawyers, auditors or notaries).

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7 8.2 4.7
Time (days)
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Time (days)

The total number of days required to register a firm. The measure captures the median duration that incorporation lawyers indicate is necessary to complete a procedure with minimum follow-up with government agencies and no extra payments.

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14.0 18.8 8.3
Cost (% of income per capita)
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Cost (% of income per capita)

Cost is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita. It includes all official fees and fees for legal or professional services if such services are required by law.

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168.1 25.8 3.2
Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita)
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Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita)

The amount that the entrepreneur needs to deposit in a bank or with a notary before registration and up to 3 months following incorporation and is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita.

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0.0 37.7 9.6
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Deposit the initial capital at the bank and obtain a receipt 2 days no charge
2 Draft the company statutes with a lawyer 3 days DJF 10,000
3 Register statutes with the Direction des Impôts 3 days on average 5% of capital + DJF 500 per page stamp duties (x16 or 17 pages).
4 Reserve the company name, register with the chamber of Commerce and publish the notice of commencement of activity 1 day DJF 132,500 registration fees (l’immatriculation) and DJF 5000 name reservation
5 Register for taxes and obtain professional license (patente) 2 days DJF 100,000 to 300,000.
6 Create a company seal, letterhead and books 3 days DJF 2,000 - 3,000 (for seal and letterhead) + DJF 5,000 - 7,000 (books)
* 7 Register employees with the Caisse Nationale de la Sécurité Sociale 1 day (simultaneous with previous procedure) no charge
  * Takes place simultaneously with another procedure.

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