Liberia

Ease of Doing Business in

Liberia

This page summarizes Doing Business 2016 data for Liberia. 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 4,396,873
GNI Per Capita (US$) 400
City covered Monrovia
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
179 180 down 1

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...

40.19 39.01 down 1.18
Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Change making it more difficult to do business.

Dealing with Construction Permits

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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 2016 Rank 174 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.

174 Change in Rank 0
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...

49.64 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...

49.84 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...

down-0.20
Indicator Liberia Sub-Saharan Africa OECD high income
Procedures (number)
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Procedures (number)

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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22 14.4 12.4
Time (days)
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Time (days)

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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74.0 162.2 152.1
Cost (% of warehouse value)
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Cost (% of warehouse value)

Cost is recorded as a percentage of the warehouse value.

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6.6 6.6 1.7
Building quality control index (0-15)
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Building quality control index (0-15)

The building quality control index is based on six other indices—the quality of building regulations, quality control before construction, quality control during construction, quality control after construction, liability and insurance regimes, and professional certifications indices.

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2.0 6.9 11.4
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Submit plans to Ministry of Public Works 1 day no charge
2 Receive inspection from Ministry of Public Works (Zoning Division) 1 day no charge
3 Obtain payment slip from the Ministry of Public Works 1 day USD 700
4 Obtain construction permit from the Ministry of Public Works 28 days no charge
5 Obtain construction clearance from the City Corporation of Monrovia 2 days USD 560
6 Receive inspection from the Ministry of Public Works - I 1 day no charge
7 Receive inspection from the Ministry of Public Works - II 1 day no charge
8 Receive inspection from the Ministry of Public Works - III 1 day no charge
9 Receive inspection from the Ministry of Public Works - IV 1 day no charge
10 Receive inspection from the Ministry of Public Works - V 1 day no charge
11 Receive inspection from the Ministry of Public Works - Vl 1 day no charge
12 Receive inspection from the Ministry of Public Works - VII 1 day no charge
13 Receive inspection from the Ministry of Public Works - VIII 1 day no charge
14 Receive inspection from the Ministry of Public Works - IX 1 day no charge
15 Receive inspection from the Ministry of Public Works - X 1 day no charge
16 Receive inspection from the Ministry of Public Works - XI 1 day no charge
17 Receive inspection from the Ministry of Public Works - XII 1 day no charge
* 18 Register with the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation 1 day no charge
19 Receive inspection from the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation 1 day no charge
20 Obtain water and sewage connection 14 days USD 54
21 Request and obtain occupancy permit 10 days no charge
22 Register the building at the Probate Court 3 days LRD 300
  * Takes place simultaneously with another procedure.

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