Doing Business, dealing with construction permits, overall score

scale 0-100, 2006–2017

Info Edit
Country200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Afghanistan23.9223.9223.9223.9223.9223.9223.9223.9224.3022.3922.3922.39
Albania40.3230.6940.5240.5240.5940.5945.2549.9054.5659.2163.4167.61
Algeria62.5462.9763.0163.4263.6963.5363.7164.0163.8164.6264.5671.02
Angola65.3665.5265.5669.2970.1576.0775.1975.3575.4366.6066.6566.51
Antigua and Barbuda78.9576.3476.3976.4176.5576.4676.3576.4676.4967.3967.4067.41
Argentina46.3746.6546.9347.2547.4941.0242.4243.7941.7750.2451.3451.17
Armenia39.3644.6758.3662.4963.9163.2972.5672.2372.1767.8269.9370.03
Australia81.3881.4081.4881.4084.4784.4584.2484.2584.2386.5686.5686.56
Austria71.6971.7871.9772.0970.7370.6870.7370.8770.9374.8674.9374.96
Azerbaijan24.4125.7634.5443.1147.1546.0447.4148.6545.5559.9264.1363.63
Bahamas68.8268.8969.1269.0369.0469.1369.1166.7166.5866.64
Bahrain80.3680.4279.5779.4979.4479.4879.4879.6579.6579.56
Bangladesh49.2650.4952.6950.5352.2353.7854.6055.8057.5660.3761.2561.60
Barbados61.0661.0861.0854.9654.9854.96
Belarus49.1049.7550.4162.6072.1673.1673.3074.0875.0978.2778.3178.32
Belgium73.2373.3173.4873.5073.5573.5473.6073.6773.6775.2675.3375.34
Belize74.0374.1974.5474.6975.5074.9474.6874.6375.0668.2568.3068.17
Benin66.5165.3965.8959.1060.1268.8668.9579.2274.8469.4070.7971.29
Bhutan57.2458.7761.7562.6462.8863.2963.2863.5964.0968.3168.4068.47
Bolivia71.1071.3766.2566.8967.2667.2167.5067.9564.8760.4760.6057.18
Bosnia and Herzegovina22.6722.6728.0327.5931.5331.5338.6438.6438.6450.9951.5452.54
Botswana54.5055.5757.5757.7658.9658.6359.4660.1074.8073.6573.7074.81
Brazil48.2148.2644.8845.2646.6546.7346.8947.0548.2351.2251.2751.28
Brunei73.5373.4377.5777.5577.4077.4777.4977.5576.4776.4676.06
Bulgaria63.4565.2963.7568.0069.3069.1969.3069.9070.3874.4474.8475.06
Burkina Faso26.0226.1429.4450.6154.8361.5168.1068.1869.6072.2672.7872.87
Burundi36.1036.1036.1036.1036.1036.1036.1053.8960.1653.1253.1652.72
Cape Verde65.4665.3465.7666.0966.6166.4167.1867.4567.6367.3167.2667.28
Cambodia43.9744.4544.8845.1245.3845.3745.5134.4934.9137.4938.1238.64
Cameroon62.1263.8766.0165.2658.7761.9062.4263.2963.7060.2459.7961.18
Canada70.3071.3671.2271.2771.3071.1867.1667.1267.2273.6773.7073.66
Central African Republic66.1466.2366.3966.5066.5566.8166.7564.0164.4556.3757.0456.88
Chad57.9560.6961.1560.5160.8361.0561.1656.2456.7562.2362.2362.00
Chile68.1868.3968.4568.9168.9769.0375.7976.0176.1078.7778.7878.83
China9.6216.3718.8721.8724.4035.8425.6235.2143.2047.8148.2948.52
Colombia62.1563.5764.7566.2475.2074.1574.5275.4776.0275.6775.9976.54
Comoros83.1783.1783.2683.2583.4083.5383.5483.4783.6669.1369.0768.88
Congo (Kinshasa)71.3771.3771.6971.8772.1383.7784.0784.1984.4955.7262.4365.89
Congo (Brazzaville)62.2663.8363.0463.1965.2164.9661.4166.1467.6964.7264.7464.16
Costa Rica59.9060.0360.3560.3560.5160.5760.6168.2074.9474.5874.6174.63
Ivory Coast39.9239.7639.7939.9238.7240.3940.2540.4440.6842.6342.7244.36
Croatia17.8120.8217.5522.3626.9631.8831.8229.0633.3562.7462.7363.41
Cyprus59.4261.2961.0760.9561.1260.8163.8663.9564.01
Czech Republic54.3354.3454.3654.3957.1857.1857.1857.1956.9362.7162.7362.76
Denmark91.5991.5991.5991.5991.5991.5991.5991.5989.5484.0584.6384.69
Djibouti65.5565.9760.8161.0161.3161.9757.2658.3258.6564.3264.6664.87
Dominica78.5778.5878.6278.6478.6878.6978.7078.7978.7769.0969.1069.09
Dominican Republic64.5465.0365.3666.3667.2967.4168.5368.8569.0174.8375.0175.20
Ecuador76.2576.4876.5776.6876.8476.8976.9876.6776.8270.9871.0371.03
Egypt28.9336.5653.2355.1765.0066.0566.4668.3568.9871.9972.2572.46
El Salvador58.0453.4653.7754.3560.3259.6958.7058.9958.8255.8756.0356.29
Equatorial Guinea71.2171.2171.1271.1971.2271.1371.2071.2271.2155.0755.0654.97
Estonia86.5386.6986.8385.5085.5185.4585.4785.5285.5682.5482.5582.57
Ethiopia53.3553.3553.3558.0166.3371.4875.9977.8547.3447.1747.1748.83
Fiji77.9478.1178.1574.8474.8574.8774.8574.8774.8867.8467.8567.88
Finland79.4579.5379.7079.7380.2480.0980.1980.2880.2875.8075.8275.72
France75.7275.8375.9876.0976.9476.8776.8472.9670.6676.8877.1379.23
Gabon65.1265.2265.1865.3265.3865.2765.3865.2772.9364.1153.3153.33
Gambia71.1271.8072.1071.1172.3272.6873.1475.3374.7863.8663.8464.27
Georgia59.2277.4082.0282.2688.4388.3889.8691.3894.2882.3882.7782.84
Germany84.0887.1987.2987.2287.3487.3187.2787.3187.3581.4081.4281.45
Ghana68.5468.5454.1956.9759.2064.5164.6965.5265.9065.0765.4865.34
Greece69.8969.9069.9369.9869.9669.9667.4571.5771.5373.6373.6373.63
Grenada78.4178.4578.6178.6678.8278.8078.8178.9878.9667.5867.6167.64
Guatemala27.6832.4936.2937.1244.4743.9545.4456.5767.0068.5368.8469.30
Guinea45.4044.8951.0050.8750.7245.2147.6552.8652.9954.0954.2154.26
Guinea Bissau51.4651.4651.4651.4653.2953.3454.5859.1955.7750.5453.7256.55
Guyana78.3166.9567.4968.1269.5969.5869.9169.8669.9959.2259.2659.28
Haiti53.5453.5453.5455.5363.4762.6758.3459.4856.1552.0052.8653.76
Honduras66.5168.2174.2676.5077.4570.3470.5271.0670.1168.1968.7369.57
Hong Kong53.1053.1953.3866.8986.7686.7086.8385.8185.8884.8084.7884.82
Hungary69.6969.7369.7870.3670.3771.6671.6971.7071.7071.6571.6971.70
Iceland74.1475.6775.8177.3877.2177.5177.4677.5277.5871.5671.6171.66
India17.1017.1017.1017.1017.1017.1017.1020.0818.2932.8332.8332.83
Indonesia49.8252.5353.7557.0359.2060.1961.1761.8655.8964.2665.2665.73
Iran23.9429.3430.3134.6568.6068.1068.6571.4972.4973.9477.9078.50
Iraq70.2769.5469.5069.5570.4370.1870.2870.3170.7762.2762.2667.66
Ireland65.3966.4568.4668.6568.5162.1861.2760.9666.9573.6775.0376.01
Israel64.9565.1265.6365.7165.8865.9766.0766.2266.2271.5071.5471.61
Italy68.9069.0767.9668.0368.0067.7867.7267.8667.7969.2569.3169.41
Jamaica63.0864.0864.3472.3773.4472.4472.3272.4373.4468.8271.1071.15
Japan74.4974.4974.5273.6473.6373.6173.3773.3673.3773.3173.3273.33
Jordan43.0943.2045.8548.5258.6760.9464.1364.2765.2767.8568.3267.19
Kazakhstan31.9934.8336.4238.6841.7353.0153.4654.0356.2765.6069.9379.05
Kenya82.8182.9286.1786.5282.5074.7074.7971.6672.1657.1155.5957.18
Kiribati75.6675.6975.6875.6775.7175.7175.7175.7175.7165.1265.1265.13
South Korea85.6087.1587.1687.2187.2887.3285.9285.9385.9477.8277.8377.84
Kosovo26.9226.9226.9240.8558.8762.5262.8763.31
Kuwait57.6157.8957.8458.0058.2157.9958.0958.2358.2160.8660.8260.72
Kyrgyzstan21.5622.8925.1868.3175.7276.2675.5476.5076.8776.3676.6576.74
Laos82.3884.0784.2584.5984.9285.0585.2685.3585.4275.0275.0675.11
Latvia68.2768.5368.8169.1370.5671.9371.8771.9480.0880.0878.9478.93
Lebanon56.5857.1056.9157.0657.0057.5457.5857.5754.1662.4562.4461.85
Lesotho36.5137.4839.3239.0443.9743.9743.9745.8049.7050.0150.2352.39
Liberia33.0533.0539.0040.5439.3949.5954.4160.8549.8449.6449.21
Lithuania76.9077.0077.0377.2477.2977.2379.3580.7980.8480.4280.4380.44
Luxembourg69.7669.8069.7969.8169.7478.2478.2578.2583.6783.6683.70
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)48.5649.6356.1457.2163.5863.6076.9574.9478.8780.8281.3481.71
Madagascar47.3447.3447.3444.3744.3744.3744.3744.3742.8435.2135.2136.88
Malawi75.3975.5375.8574.5274.6974.6974.8874.7874.9472.1572.2872.45
Malaysia51.9852.0052.0254.4054.4354.4061.6456.3476.4181.1481.0881.10
Maldives82.9582.9583.0483.3883.3583.2983.3283.4683.4574.2572.8672.80
Mali34.8540.2240.2246.9051.0263.3161.5862.2663.7958.7459.6561.02
Malta64.7064.9968.1469.6369.7569.99
Marshall Islands92.7892.8792.9294.4692.9393.9893.8191.8292.1670.7070.7270.77
Mauritania60.6262.2563.1163.6563.4663.7274.2774.3274.4164.8965.1765.17
Mauritius58.9759.0162.6062.6862.8662.9663.0163.0961.8069.9776.5176.55
Mexico60.2562.0164.5165.4268.1164.8371.2572.7568.3068.9068.9169.79
Micronesia80.6080.7680.8780.9280.8680.9181.0581.1581.2860.9860.9760.92
Moldova40.2940.9441.7642.0142.4742.3445.3445.5045.5753.9954.0954.14
Mongolia57.0657.8258.4059.6660.0062.6963.0265.3073.1778.2378.1978.19
Montenegro38.4338.4335.4536.5036.5036.5038.0249.1266.5468.0568.82
Morocco70.0470.5072.4273.5174.2474.5477.2277.6477.7080.0879.3279.77
Mozambique58.8060.7562.8262.2163.9364.7966.1266.9776.0775.8577.5877.85
Burma (Myanmar)70.0470.6968.9671.0372.23
Namibia80.8380.9581.3181.4082.2583.0383.1382.7983.0573.2172.2472.22
Nepal76.7776.8377.0677.7579.0452.7057.3160.1764.8768.8870.2564.18
Netherlands66.7269.2869.4765.8065.8565.7865.8370.1370.1369.2569.3269.33
New Zealand85.8785.8085.9485.9385.9285.5485.5585.1483.1487.5187.4487.40
Nicaragua57.8759.1160.8360.9058.7058.2058.9159.8761.8452.5052.6952.97
Niger13.2826.2426.2426.2426.2426.2426.2441.6944.2142.9947.0346.40
Nigeria42.0242.0242.0242.0242.0242.0242.0242.0250.2249.5749.6149.63
Norway72.1672.2372.2972.2270.9070.6670.6882.8882.8675.4975.5175.52
Oman73.4173.8874.0174.4675.5075.4276.5776.8476.9175.2074.9274.64
Pakistan42.7545.5747.5550.1451.7255.3251.4053.8055.9558.6758.5659.07
Palau75.7275.6575.6975.6875.7375.8075.7375.7075.6568.3968.3968.38
Panama68.1268.1868.3668.5572.8672.9672.9874.1974.8871.1971.2171.31
Papua New Guinea57.8158.7458.9759.6760.4560.7861.3561.9162.0663.2763.5663.89
Paraguay62.2662.5863.8964.5164.8175.5779.9680.0780.1173.5873.6373.70
Peru64.6364.6664.6964.7465.1266.6868.6572.9372.8074.6974.6974.70
Philippines57.3057.8258.0358.5658.9158.6059.4161.2265.0967.6067.7169.45
Poland48.0548.2452.3652.7152.9152.9964.1268.3569.4974.2074.2475.15
Portugal50.8150.9851.2249.8256.6863.2169.0476.8377.2876.3276.4276.47
Puerto Rico56.9257.4157.5457.5457.7457.7752.3152.3552.4162.2162.2162.17
Qatar78.9078.9078.8978.9078.8878.8978.8979.1779.1779.16
Romania67.7466.4763.4864.7164.2864.2864.2864.0864.1269.8468.3868.67
Russia13.6418.0019.7423.9926.2625.9026.8540.2151.8663.9264.6765.86
Rwanda31.7931.7936.9847.7854.3159.7261.4262.8754.4765.6266.2555.40
Saint Thomas and Principe58.3658.6160.5860.8461.1761.3776.9374.0374.0764.1964.3364.53
Samoa78.2978.3278.4278.4678.5778.5978.5978.6178.6068.3968.5968.63
San Marino69.9762.7368.4768.4271.43
Saudi Arabia77.6977.8877.9577.9882.4287.3180.6680.8480.8580.7680.7580.66
Senegal55.8155.6255.9256.3156.9157.9153.8454.2754.2858.1761.4261.47
Serbia26.9528.3828.3821.1821.1821.1821.1822.1422.1438.5656.8976.30
Seychelles71.9971.9572.1972.4773.2273.4573.5973.7673.8360.1460.2060.22
Sierra Leone19.8125.3726.8951.1154.3957.0160.5961.1065.9761.7661.7362.06
Singapore75.3575.4275.4677.6378.0778.0878.1478.1978.2178.6878.6981.75
Slovakia68.0368.0567.1168.0568.0868.1668.1868.1768.1967.8167.8167.82
Slovenia62.6362.6860.7860.8262.8864.1464.1964.1766.9270.1970.2770.32
Solomon Islands77.8878.4278.8779.1280.1478.4279.9080.0780.0972.8572.9472.76
South Africa71.1471.3572.5471.6771.8471.9171.5071.5771.5768.2068.1768.21
South Sudan54.8744.1650.9747.6347.68
Spain66.8466.9467.0267.0767.0958.8558.8958.8762.8865.8565.8965.95
Sri Lanka71.6871.9872.1771.7670.4970.6571.0372.6074.8565.3769.2569.31
Saint Kitts and Nevis85.7085.7285.7385.7485.7885.6385.6385.6785.6875.6075.6475.68
Saint Lucia74.4174.5474.6877.9277.9677.8377.7978.2278.0974.4974.5174.54
Saint Vincent and Grenadines91.7289.0789.1089.1189.1489.0090.4281.4281.4374.4174.4174.42
Sudan35.4439.6440.3944.7547.3448.4150.5655.5355.2557.6960.1260.52
Suriname70.2970.4470.6670.9470.9871.0471.1371.1674.1066.4366.4466.43
Swaziland75.4075.5875.7875.9075.0375.1075.4075.8075.5268.5668.5668.96
Sweden82.5782.7683.1583.2783.3383.2083.4284.6184.6678.5578.7578.85
Switzerland74.0374.0874.2074.2174.2774.2374.2475.6175.6471.7371.7671.74
Syria44.3949.5041.7251.4156.5255.6057.4758.14
Taiwan65.7265.7365.0265.8865.8665.8667.2686.1286.1386.2786.2986.30
Tajikistan26.9428.7431.1324.8539.3141.7042.4437.3939.7854.5754.6454.84
Tanzania32.1434.6239.8742.8945.4348.6449.8947.4849.8358.1961.1961.69
Thailand72.2672.2772.2872.3072.2572.3072.2372.2472.2674.5575.6475.65
Timor Leste64.7665.6065.9666.9067.0767.1267.2367.5267.5355.6455.5755.31
Togo31.0131.0131.0131.0131.0131.0131.0131.0747.5543.2544.7245.09
Tonga77.4178.1877.2182.6483.4884.2384.3784.8385.0983.8483.7980.96
Trinidad and Tobago63.3263.3663.3963.4063.3763.3563.3463.3763.3659.1959.2059.21
Tunisia65.5966.1467.2567.2367.4072.0071.4372.6772.9273.2273.3973.34
Turkey48.1149.4948.2454.3255.1454.9058.1063.5166.7766.2667.8267.86
Uganda39.2439.2439.2439.2439.2441.6345.0247.7446.8253.3756.4257.19
Ukraine4.007.3111.794.004.0014.6714.6716.7862.9261.3461.3661.42
United Arab Emirates73.5173.5473.5773.5782.2382.1583.4984.9886.2184.6785.6886.15
United Kingdom70.4070.4370.5370.5485.8485.7986.9286.9686.8580.1680.2980.34
United States84.3384.3684.3984.4084.4180.0480.0380.0578.5875.6875.7375.74
Uruguay53.6153.8453.8554.5054.9955.0455.2655.4455.5355.1054.6854.79
Uzbekistan49.4450.3850.8451.2652.5953.9254.3254.2954.4259.3859.5859.79
Vanuatu82.4183.2884.5484.5787.1287.9478.7072.9473.2361.1261.5761.91
Venezuela43.0148.4750.5449.9053.6053.7855.9657.7158.1261.9462.1261.65
Vietnam77.3577.5577.7177.8978.1377.4778.3278.5178.5879.0078.8878.89
West Bank and Gaza37.3637.3637.3637.3637.3637.3637.3637.3637.3648.0249.0955.98
Yemen80.1480.3381.1481.7481.9882.0082.1675.2275.3569.0569.0268.79
Zambia55.1156.1456.7761.4162.3962.5465.0869.9071.2070.6171.6270.85
Zimbabwe65.6965.6955.4255.3231.6335.2941.0026.6726.6735.0035.0044.73

These procedures include obtaining and submitting all relevant project-specific documents (for example, building plans, site maps and certificates of urbanism) to the authorities; hiring external third-party supervisors, engineers or inspectors (if necessary); obtaining all necessary clearances, licenses, permits and certificates; submitting all required notifications; and requesting and receiving all necessary inspections (unless completed by a private, third-party inspector).

Source: World Bank