Uganda

Ease of Doing Business in

Uganda

This page summarizes Doing Business 2016 data for Uganda. 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 38,844,624
GNI Per Capita (US$) 660
City covered Kampala
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
122 135 down 13

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...

56.64 51.80 down 4.84
Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Change making it more difficult to do business.

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 168 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.

168 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...

67.79 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...

62.69 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...

up5.10

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

Indicator Uganda Sub-Saharan 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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15 8.0 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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27.0 26.8 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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39.7 53.4 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 45.1 9.6
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Submit the Name Reservation Form to the assessment window of the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) and obtain the bank payment slip 1 day USH 20,000 + USH 2,200 bank fee
2 Pay the name reservation fees at the bank 1 day included in previous procedure
3 Reserve the company name between 1-3 days no charge
4 Sign the declaration of compliance before a Commissioner of Oaths 1 day USH 2,000-10,000
5 Obtain the slip-in for the payment of the registration fee and the stamp duty from URSB 1 day no charge
6 Pay the registration fees at a designated bank 1 day no charge
7 File the registration documents at the Office of the Registrar and Obtain the Certificate of Incorporation between 3-5 days see comments
8 Obtain a Tax Identification Number (TIN) and Register for taxes at the Uganda Revenue Authority between 2-7 days no charge
9 Receive inspection of the business premises by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) 1 day no charge
10 Obtain the application forms for the trading license 1 day no charge
11 Receive inspection of the business premises by the licensing officer and Obtain the assessment form 1 day no charge
12 Pay the license fee at the bank 1 day included in the following procedure
13 Obtain the trading license 3 days USH 210,000
14 Register with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) 4 days no charge
15 Make a company seal 1 day USH 225,000
  

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