Ease of Doing Business in


This page summarizes Doing Business 2015 data for Eritrea. 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 Sub-Saharan Africa
Income Category Low income
Population 6,333,135
GNI Per Capita (US$) 490
City covered Asmara
Doing Business 2015 Rank Doing Business 2014 Rank*** Change in Rank
189 189 0

Doing Business 2015 DTF** (% points) Doing Business 2014 DTF** (% points) Change in DTF** (% points)
33.16 32.72 down 0.44

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 2015 Rank 189 DB 2014 Rank*** 189 Change in Rank 0
DB 2015 DTF** (% points) 0.00 DB 2014 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)
no practice 13.5 11.9

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)
no practice 157.7 149.5

Cost is recorded as a percentage of the warehouse value.

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Cost (% of warehouse value)
no practice 6.2 1.7

**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...

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

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