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Ease of Doing Business in

Eritrea

Eritrea Download Profile (1658.3KB, pdf)
Region Sub-Saharan Africa
Income Category Low income
Population 5,227,791
GNI Per Capita (US$) 591
City covered Asmara

190

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DB 2017 Rank

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100

DB 2017 DTF (% points)

  • local_library
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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 189 189
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28.05 27.94 down
0.11
Starting a Business 186 185 down
1
46.36 46.16 up
0.20
Dealing with Construction Permits 187 186 down
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0.00 0.00
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Getting Electricity 141 145 up
4
54.33 53.43 up
0.90
Registering Property 178 178
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35.26 35.26
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Getting Credit 185 185
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0.00 0.00
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Protecting Minority Investors 165 166 up
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35.00 35.00
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Paying Taxes 147 144 down
3
56.82 56.82
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Trading across Borders 189 189
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0.00 0.00
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Enforcing Contracts 121 121
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52.75 52.75
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Resolving Insolvency 169 169
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0.00 0.00
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DB 2017 Rank: 141

DB 2016 Rank: 145

Change in Rank: up4

DB 2017 DTF (% points): 54.33

DB 2016 DTF (% points): 53.43

Change in DTF (% points): up0.90

STANDARDIZED CONNECTION
Price of electricity (US cents per kWh): 23.9
Name of utility: Eritrean Electricity Authority
City: Asmara
Indicator Eritrea Sub-Saharan Africa OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 5.0 5.1 4.8
Time (days) info_outline 59.0 115.4 76.2
Cost (% of income per capita) info_outline 2,553.0 3,711.1 62.5
Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8) info_outline 0.0 0.5 7.5
  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Hire specialized electrician to inspect internal wiring

    Agency: Eritrean Electric Corporation

    The utility requires that the customer hire a specialized electrician to inspect internal wiring.
    1 calendar day USD 800
    2

    Request and receive internal wiring inspection by utility

    Agency: Eritrean Electric Corporation

    The customer needs to obtain this inspection before applying for new connection.
    14 calendar days USD 0
    3

    Submit application for connection and await external inspection

    Agency: Eritrean Electric Corporation

    The customer applies for a new electricity connection and submits the following documents: - registration papers - proof of ownership or tenant, internal inspection certificate.
    7 calendar days USD 10
    4

    Receive inspection and estimate and sign supply contract

    Agency: Eritrean Electric Corporation

    Costs include cost of distribution transformer, materials, labor, overhead and security deposit.
    7 calendar days USD 14,274.47
    5

    Receive external works, meter installation and electricity flow

    Agency: Eritrean Electric Corporation

    Utility conducts all external connection works, meter installation and turns electricity on after completion of works.
    30 calendar days USD 0

  • Measure of quality
    Answer
    Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8) 0.0
    Total duration and frequency of outages per customer a year (0-3) 0.0
    System average interruption duration index (SAIDI) 4320
    System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) 2000
    Mechanisms for monitoring outages (0-1) 0.0
    Does the distribution utility use automated tools to monitor outages? No
    Mechanisms for restoring service (0-1) 0.0
    Does the distribution utility use automated tools to restore service? No
    Regulatory monitoring (0-1) 1.0
    Does a regulator—that is, an entity separate from the utility—monitor the utility’s performance on reliability of supply? Yes
    Financial deterrents aimed at limiting outages (0-1) 0.0
    Does the utility either pay compensation to customers or face fines by the regulator (or both) if outages exceed a certain cap? No
    Communication of tariffs and tariff changes (0-1) 0.0
    Are effective tariffs available online? No
    Link to the website, if available online n.a
    Are customers notified of a change in tariff ahead of the billing cycle? Yes
    Answer
    Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 23.9

    Note:

    If the duration and frequency of outages is 100 or less, the economy is eligible to score on the Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index.

    If the duration and frequency of outages is not available, or is over 100, the economy is not eligible to score on the index.