Business impact of rules on FDI

scale 1-7, 2007–2016

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    2007 Ranking
    1. Ireland 6.53
    2. Singapore 6.52
    3. Hong Kong 6.44
    4. Slovakia 6.26
    5. Luxembourg 6.16
    6. United Kingdom 6.05
    7. Estonia 6.02
    8. Bahrain 6.00
    9. Sweden 5.98
    10. Puerto Rico 5.91
    11. Indonesia 5.90
    12. Netherlands 5.83
    13. Malta 5.82
    14. Zambia 5.82
    15. Finland 5.82
    16. Chile 5.82
    17. Switzerland 5.81
    18. Portugal 5.81
    19. Austria 5.79
    20. Germany 5.79
    21. Belgium 5.78
    22. Malaysia 5.73
    23. Uganda 5.70
    24. Pakistan 5.70
    25. Israel 5.69
    26. Czech Republic 5.69
    27. Denmark 5.69
    28. Trinidad and Tobago 5.66
    29. Gambia 5.62
    30. Costa Rica 5.61
    31. Hungary 5.60
    32. El Salvador 5.58
    33. New Zealand 5.58
    34. Bangladesh 5.55
    35. Panama 5.53
    36. Barbados 5.51
    37. Tunisia 5.50
    38. Mauritius 5.50
    39. Sri Lanka 5.49
    40. Nigeria 5.46
    41. Jordan 5.44
    42. Tanzania 5.44
    43. Jamaica 5.42
    44. Peru 5.42
    45. Dominican Republic 5.42
    46. Mexico 5.40
    47. United Arab Emirates 5.40
    48. India 5.36
    49. Canada 5.36
    50. United States 5.35
    51. France 5.35
    52. South Korea 5.34
    53. Australia 5.34
    54. Turkey 5.34
    55. Cyprus 5.33
    56. Montenegro 5.32
    57. Qatar 5.30
    58. Spain 5.29
    59. China 5.26
    60. Mali 5.26
    61. Norway 5.25
    62. Botswana 5.24
    63. Honduras 5.23
    64. Guatemala 5.19
    65. Burkina Faso 5.16
    66. Vietnam 5.16
    67. Thailand 5.15
    68. Uruguay 5.14
    69. Colombia 5.13
    70. Latvia 5.12
    71. Nicaragua 5.09
    72. Senegal 5.09
    73. Morocco 5.08
    74. Armenia 5.01
    75. Iceland 5.01
    76. Cambodia 4.98
    77. South Africa 4.94
    78. Japan 4.91
    79. Algeria 4.90
    80. Romania 4.89
    81. Kenya 4.88
    82. Mauritania 4.86
    83. Azerbaijan 4.82
    84. Lesotho 4.81
    85. Mozambique 4.80
    86. Namibia 4.77
    87. Georgia 4.75
    88. Ethiopia 4.75
    89. Kazakhstan 4.73
    90. Philippines 4.72
    91. Mongolia 4.69
    92. Greece 4.67
    93. Guyana 4.67
    94. Brazil 4.65
    95. Lithuania 4.59
    96. Egypt 4.54
    97. Cameroon 4.52
    98. Poland 4.50
    99. Madagascar 4.48
    100. Croatia 4.45
    101. Oman 4.43
    102. Benin 4.43
    103. Saudi Arabia 4.41
    104. Burundi 4.39
    105. Nepal 4.38
    106. Tajikistan 4.31
    107. Italy 4.26
    108. Slovenia 4.26
    109. Albania 4.20
    110. Syria 4.17
    111. Libya 4.16
    112. Serbia 4.15
    113. Paraguay 4.14
    114. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 4.14
    115. Bulgaria 3.98
    116. Argentina 3.80
    117. Ecuador 3.79
    118. Kyrgyzstan 3.75
    119. Ukraine 3.69
    120. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.65
    121. Chad 3.60
    122. Timor Leste 3.52
    123. Russia 3.49
    124. Bolivia 3.46
    125. Kuwait 3.33
    126. Venezuela 3.06
    127. Zimbabwe 2.52
    2016 Ranking
    1. Ireland 6.43
    2. Hong Kong 6.39
    3. Singapore 6.11
    4. Sweden 6.05
    5. Finland 6.02
    6. United Kingdom 5.96
    7. Luxembourg 5.90
    8. Rwanda 5.75
    9. Estonia 5.67
    10. Panama 5.67
    11. Uruguay 5.65
    12. Switzerland 5.62
    13. Netherlands 5.55
    14. United Arab Emirates 5.54
    15. Portugal 5.53
    16. Belgium 5.52
    17. Slovakia 5.52
    18. Bahrain 5.49
    19. Denmark 5.44
    20. Chile 5.41
    21. Austria 5.40
    22. Jamaica 5.37
    23. Georgia 5.36
    24. Guatemala 5.36
    25. Malta 5.35
    26. Czech Republic 5.31
    27. Paraguay 5.21
    28. Peru 5.18
    29. Norway 5.18
    30. Mexico 5.18
    31. Uganda 5.15
    32. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 5.14
    33. Nigeria 5.13
    34. Romania 5.13
    35. Zambia 5.11
    36. Japan 5.08
    37. Mauritius 5.06
    38. Hungary 5.05
    39. Morocco 5.05
    40. Israel 5.04
    41. Malaysia 5.02
    42. Dominican Republic 5.02
    43. Latvia 4.98
    44. Costa Rica 4.96
    45. New Zealand 4.95
    46. United States 4.94
    47. Turkey 4.94
    48. Canada 4.85
    49. Australia 4.85
    50. France 4.85
    51. Germany 4.85
    52. Trinidad and Tobago 4.84
    53. Honduras 4.82
    54. Spain 4.79
    55. Nicaragua 4.79
    56. Thailand 4.79
    57. Ivory Coast 4.78
    58. Gambia 4.77
    59. Albania 4.77
    60. Botswana 4.75
    61. Cyprus 4.74
    62. South Africa 4.74
    63. Barbados 4.72
    64. Malawi 4.71
    65. Congo (Kinshasa) 4.68
    66. Lithuania 4.65
    67. Poland 4.64
    68. Sri Lanka 4.63
    69. Qatar 4.61
    70. Cape Verde 4.60
    71. India 4.58
    72. Gabon 4.56
    73. Ghana 4.55
    74. Bangladesh 4.53
    75. Jordan 4.52
    76. Colombia 4.51
    77. Namibia 4.47
    78. Sierra Leone 4.46
    79. Mozambique 4.45
    80. Cambodia 4.44
    81. Lebanon 4.44
    82. China 4.43
    83. Cameroon 4.41
    84. Azerbaijan 4.39
    85. Italy 4.37
    86. Kenya 4.36
    87. Armenia 4.34
    88. Senegal 4.32
    89. Tunisia 4.31
    90. Indonesia 4.31
    91. Kazakhstan 4.23
    92. Tanzania 4.21
    93. Vietnam 4.20
    94. Montenegro 4.17
    95. Benin 4.16
    96. South Korea 4.16
    97. Moldova 4.15
    98. Philippines 4.15
    99. Oman 4.15
    100. El Salvador 4.13
    101. Serbia 4.10
    102. Brunei 4.07
    103. Brazil 4.07
    104. Madagascar 3.98
    105. Pakistan 3.95
    106. Slovenia 3.94
    107. Lesotho 3.94
    108. Croatia 3.93
    109. Tajikistan 3.91
    110. Laos 3.89
    111. Bulgaria 3.87
    112. Greece 3.84
    113. Egypt 3.78
    114. Kyrgyzstan 3.75
    115. Nepal 3.70
    116. Ethiopia 3.68
    117. Saudi Arabia 3.63
    118. Mali 3.63
    119. Liberia 3.62
    120. Mongolia 3.60
    121. Iceland 3.59
    122. Bolivia 3.57
    123. Russia 3.54
    124. Bhutan 3.49
    125. Argentina 3.47
    126. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.44
    127. Yemen 3.31
    128. Chad 3.25
    129. Ukraine 3.24
    130. Kuwait 3.21
    131. Burundi 3.20
    132. Iran 3.18
    133. Ecuador 3.05
    134. Algeria 2.96
    135. Mauritania 2.69
    136. Venezuela 2.66
    137. Zimbabwe 2.23

    This index represents the average score from 1-7 given by a large sample group in a particular country in response to the following question: “To what extent do rules and regulations encourage or discourage foreign direct investment (FDI)?” (1 = strongly discourage FDI, 7 = strongly encourage FDI).

    Source: World Economic Forum