Doing Business, dealing with construction permits, overall score

scale 0-100, 2006–2017

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    2006 Ranking
    1. Marshall Islands 92.78
    2. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 91.72
    3. Denmark 91.59
    4. Estonia 86.53
    5. New Zealand 85.87
    6. Saint Kitts and Nevis 85.70
    7. South Korea 85.60
    8. United States 84.33
    9. Germany 84.08
    10. Comoros 83.17
    11. Maldives 82.95
    12. Kenya 82.81
    13. Sweden 82.57
    14. Vanuatu 82.41
    15. Laos 82.38
    16. Australia 81.38
    17. Namibia 80.83
    18. Micronesia 80.60
    19. Yemen 80.14
    20. Finland 79.45
    21. Antigua and Barbuda 78.95
    22. Dominica 78.57
    23. Grenada 78.41
    24. Guyana 78.31
    25. Samoa 78.29
    26. Fiji 77.94
    27. Solomon Islands 77.88
    28. Saudi Arabia 77.69
    29. Tonga 77.41
    30. Vietnam 77.35
    31. Lithuania 76.90
    32. Nepal 76.77
    33. Ecuador 76.25
    34. France 75.72
    35. Palau 75.72
    36. Kiribati 75.66
    37. Swaziland 75.40
    38. Malawi 75.39
    39. Singapore 75.35
    40. Japan 74.49
    41. Saint Lucia 74.41
    42. Iceland 74.14
    43. Belize 74.03
    44. Switzerland 74.03
    45. United Arab Emirates 73.51
    46. Oman 73.41
    47. Belgium 73.23
    48. Thailand 72.26
    49. Norway 72.16
    50. Seychelles 71.99
    51. Austria 71.69
    52. Sri Lanka 71.68
    53. Congo (Kinshasa) 71.37
    54. Equatorial Guinea 71.21
    55. South Africa 71.14
    56. Gambia 71.12
    57. Bolivia 71.10
    58. United Kingdom 70.40
    59. Canada 70.30
    60. Suriname 70.29
    61. Iraq 70.27
    62. Morocco 70.04
    63. Greece 69.89
    64. Hungary 69.69
    65. Italy 68.90
    66. Ghana 68.54
    67. Latvia 68.27
    68. Chile 68.18
    69. Panama 68.12
    70. Slovakia 68.03
    71. Romania 67.74
    72. Spain 66.84
    73. Netherlands 66.72
    74. Benin 66.51
    75. Honduras 66.51
    76. Central African Republic 66.14
    77. Taiwan 65.72
    78. Zimbabwe 65.69
    79. Tunisia 65.59
    80. Djibouti 65.55
    81. Cape Verde 65.46
    82. Ireland 65.39
    83. Angola 65.36
    84. Gabon 65.12
    85. Israel 64.95
    86. Timor Leste 64.76
    87. Peru 64.63
    88. Dominican Republic 64.54
    89. Bulgaria 63.45
    90. Trinidad and Tobago 63.32
    91. Jamaica 63.08
    92. Slovenia 62.63
    93. Algeria 62.54
    94. Congo (Brazzaville) 62.26
    95. Paraguay 62.26
    96. Colombia 62.15
    97. Cameroon 62.12
    98. Mauritania 60.62
    99. Mexico 60.25
    100. Costa Rica 59.90
    101. Georgia 59.22
    102. Mauritius 58.97
    103. Mozambique 58.80
    104. Saint Thomas and Principe 58.36
    105. El Salvador 58.04
    106. Chad 57.95
    107. Nicaragua 57.87
    108. Papua New Guinea 57.81
    109. Kuwait 57.61
    110. Philippines 57.30
    111. Bhutan 57.24
    112. Mongolia 57.06
    113. Puerto Rico 56.92
    114. Lebanon 56.58
    115. Senegal 55.81
    116. Zambia 55.11
    117. Botswana 54.50
    118. Czech Republic 54.33
    119. Uruguay 53.61
    120. Haiti 53.54
    121. Ethiopia 53.35
    122. Hong Kong 53.10
    123. Malaysia 51.98
    124. Guinea Bissau 51.46
    125. Portugal 50.81
    126. Indonesia 49.82
    127. Uzbekistan 49.44
    128. Bangladesh 49.26
    129. Belarus 49.10
    130. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 48.56
    131. Brazil 48.21
    132. Turkey 48.11
    133. Poland 48.05
    134. Madagascar 47.34
    135. Argentina 46.37
    136. Guinea 45.40
    137. Syria 44.39
    138. Cambodia 43.97
    139. Jordan 43.09
    140. Venezuela 43.01
    141. Pakistan 42.75
    142. Nigeria 42.02
    143. Albania 40.32
    144. Moldova 40.29
    145. Ivory Coast 39.92
    146. Armenia 39.36
    147. Uganda 39.24
    148. West Bank and Gaza 37.36
    149. Lesotho 36.51
    150. Burundi 36.10
    151. Sudan 35.44
    152. Mali 34.85
    153. Tanzania 32.14
    154. Kazakhstan 31.99
    155. Rwanda 31.79
    156. Togo 31.01
    157. Egypt 28.93
    158. Guatemala 27.68
    159. Serbia 26.95
    160. Tajikistan 26.94
    161. Burkina Faso 26.02
    162. Azerbaijan 24.41
    163. Iran 23.94
    164. Afghanistan 23.92
    165. Bosnia and Herzegovina 22.67
    166. Kyrgyzstan 21.56
    167. Sierra Leone 19.81
    168. Croatia 17.81
    169. India 17.10
    170. Russia 13.64
    171. Niger 13.28
    172. China 9.62
    173. Ukraine 4.00
    2017 Ranking
    1. New Zealand 87.40
    2. Australia 86.56
    3. Taiwan 86.30
    4. United Arab Emirates 86.15
    5. Hong Kong 84.82
    6. Denmark 84.69
    7. Luxembourg 83.70
    8. Georgia 82.84
    9. Estonia 82.57
    10. Singapore 81.75
    11. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 81.71
    12. Germany 81.45
    13. Malaysia 81.10
    14. Tonga 80.96
    15. Saudi Arabia 80.66
    16. Lithuania 80.44
    17. United Kingdom 80.34
    18. Morocco 79.77
    19. Bahrain 79.56
    20. France 79.23
    21. Qatar 79.16
    22. Kazakhstan 79.05
    23. Latvia 78.93
    24. Vietnam 78.89
    25. Sweden 78.85
    26. Chile 78.83
    27. Iran 78.50
    28. Belarus 78.32
    29. Mongolia 78.19
    30. Mozambique 77.85
    31. South Korea 77.84
    32. Kyrgyzstan 76.74
    33. Mauritius 76.55
    34. Colombia 76.54
    35. Portugal 76.47
    36. Serbia 76.30
    37. Brunei 76.06
    38. Ireland 76.01
    39. United States 75.74
    40. Finland 75.72
    41. Saint Kitts and Nevis 75.68
    42. Thailand 75.65
    43. Norway 75.52
    44. Belgium 75.34
    45. Dominican Republic 75.20
    46. Poland 75.15
    47. Laos 75.11
    48. Bulgaria 75.06
    49. Austria 74.96
    50. Botswana 74.81
    51. Peru 74.70
    52. Oman 74.64
    53. Costa Rica 74.63
    54. Saint Lucia 74.54
    55. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 74.42
    56. Paraguay 73.70
    57. Canada 73.66
    58. Greece 73.63
    59. Tunisia 73.34
    60. Japan 73.33
    61. Burkina Faso 72.87
    62. Maldives 72.80
    63. Solomon Islands 72.76
    64. Egypt 72.46
    65. Malawi 72.45
    66. Burma (Myanmar) 72.23
    67. Namibia 72.22
    68. Switzerland 71.74
    69. Hungary 71.70
    70. Iceland 71.66
    71. Israel 71.61
    72. San Marino 71.43
    73. Panama 71.31
    74. Benin 71.29
    75. Jamaica 71.15
    76. Ecuador 71.03
    77. Algeria 71.02
    78. Zambia 70.85
    79. Marshall Islands 70.77
    80. Slovenia 70.32
    81. Armenia 70.03
    82. Malta 69.99
    83. Mexico 69.79
    84. Honduras 69.57
    85. Philippines 69.45
    86. Italy 69.41
    87. Netherlands 69.33
    88. Sri Lanka 69.31
    89. Guatemala 69.30
    90. Dominica 69.09
    91. Swaziland 68.96
    92. Comoros 68.88
    93. Montenegro 68.82
    94. Yemen 68.79
    95. Romania 68.67
    96. Samoa 68.63
    97. Bhutan 68.47
    98. Palau 68.38
    99. South Africa 68.21
    100. Belize 68.17
    101. Fiji 67.88
    102. Turkey 67.86
    103. Slovakia 67.82
    104. Iraq 67.66
    105. Grenada 67.64
    106. Albania 67.61
    107. Antigua and Barbuda 67.41
    108. Cape Verde 67.28
    109. Jordan 67.19
    110. Bahamas 66.64
    111. Angola 66.51
    112. Suriname 66.43
    113. Spain 65.95
    114. Congo (Kinshasa) 65.89
    115. Russia 65.86
    116. Indonesia 65.73
    117. Ghana 65.34
    118. Mauritania 65.17
    119. Kiribati 65.13
    120. Djibouti 64.87
    121. Saint Thomas and Principe 64.53
    122. Gambia 64.27
    123. Nepal 64.18
    124. Congo (Brazzaville) 64.16
    125. Cyprus 64.01
    126. Papua New Guinea 63.89
    127. Azerbaijan 63.63
    128. Croatia 63.41
    129. Kosovo 63.31
    130. Czech Republic 62.76
    131. Puerto Rico 62.17
    132. Sierra Leone 62.06
    133. Chad 62.00
    134. Vanuatu 61.91
    135. Lebanon 61.85
    136. Tanzania 61.69
    137. Venezuela 61.65
    138. Bangladesh 61.60
    139. Senegal 61.47
    140. Ukraine 61.42
    141. Cameroon 61.18
    142. Mali 61.02
    143. Micronesia 60.92
    144. Kuwait 60.72
    145. Sudan 60.52
    146. Seychelles 60.22
    147. Uzbekistan 59.79
    148. Guyana 59.28
    149. Trinidad and Tobago 59.21
    150. Pakistan 59.07
    151. Uganda 57.19
    152. Bolivia 57.18
    153. Kenya 57.18
    154. Central African Republic 56.88
    155. Guinea Bissau 56.55
    156. El Salvador 56.29
    157. West Bank and Gaza 55.98
    158. Rwanda 55.40
    159. Timor Leste 55.31
    160. Equatorial Guinea 54.97
    161. Barbados 54.96
    162. Tajikistan 54.84
    163. Uruguay 54.79
    164. Guinea 54.26
    165. Moldova 54.14
    166. Haiti 53.76
    167. Gabon 53.33
    168. Nicaragua 52.97
    169. Burundi 52.72
    170. Bosnia and Herzegovina 52.54
    171. Lesotho 52.39
    172. Brazil 51.28
    173. Argentina 51.17
    174. Nigeria 49.63
    175. Liberia 49.21
    176. Ethiopia 48.83
    177. China 48.52
    178. South Sudan 47.68
    179. Niger 46.40
    180. Togo 45.09
    181. Zimbabwe 44.73
    182. Ivory Coast 44.36
    183. Cambodia 38.64
    184. Madagascar 36.88
    185. India 32.83
    186. Afghanistan 22.39

    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