The ease of doing business score helps assess the absolute level of regulatory performance over time. It captures the gap of each economy from the best regulatory performance observed on each of the indicators across all economies in the Doing Business sample since 2005. One can both see the gap between a particular economy’s performance and the best performance at any point in time and assess the absolute change in the economy’s regulatory environment over time as measured by Doing Business. An economy’s ease of doing business score is reflected on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest and 100 represents the best performance. For example, an ease of doing business score of 75 in Doing Business 2018 means an economy was 25 percentage points away from the best regulatory performance constructed across all economies and across time. A score of 80 in Doing Business 2019 would indicate the economy is improving. Read the methodology, explaining how the ease of doing business rankings and the ease of doing business scores are calculated (PDF).
Ease of doing business score calculator: Users can adjust values of any indicators of an economy and see what impact this would have on the economy's overall ranking. Download Doing Business 2019 ease of doing business score calculator (Excel).
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