Ease of Doing Business in


This page summarizes Doing Business 2014 data for Eritrea. The first table lists the overall "Ease of Doing Business" rank (out of 189 economies) and the rankings by each topic. It also lists the economy's distance to frontier (DTF)** measure. The rest of the tables summarize the key indicators for each topic and benchmark against regional and high-income economy (OECD) averages.

Economy Overview

Region Sub-Saharan Africa
Income Category Low income
Population 6,130,922
GNI Per Capita (US$) 450
City covered Asmara
Doing Business 2014 Rank Doing Business 2013 Rank*** Change in Rank
184 185 down 1

Doing Business 2014 DTF** (% points) Doing Business 2013 DTF** (% points) Change in DTF** (% points)
34.69 34.47 down 0.22

Dealing with Construction Permits


Shown below are the procedures, time, and costs to build a warehouse, including obtaining necessary licenses and permits, completing required notifications and inspections, and obtaining utility connections.

DB 2014 Rank 189 DB 2013 Rank*** 189 Change in Rank 0
DB 2014 DTF** (% points) 0.00 DB 2013 DTF** (% points) 0.00 Change in DTF** (% points) 0.00
Indicator Eritrea Sub-Saharan Africa OECD

The total number of procedures required to build a warehouse. A procedure is any interaction of the company’s employees or managers with external parties.

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Procedures (number)
.. 15 13

The total number of days required to build a warehouse. The measure captures the median duration that local experts indicate is necessary to complete a procedure in practice.

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Time (days)
.. 171.1 147.1

Cost is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita. Only official costs are recorded.

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Cost (% of income per capita)
.. 736.8 84.1

** The distance to frontier (DTF) measure shows the distance of each economy to the "frontier," which represents the highest performance observed on each of the topics including Getting Electricity across all economies included in Doing Business. 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. Read more...

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

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