Doing Business, starting a business (men)

number of procedures, 2004–2017

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    2004 Ranking
    1. Colombia 19.00
    2. Saudi Arabia 17.00
    3. Philippines 17.00
    4. Paraguay 17.00
    5. Brazil 17.00
    6. Belarus 17.00
    7. Uganda 17.00
    8. Venezuela 16.00
    9. Ukraine 15.00
    10. Greece 15.00
    11. Guatemala 15.00
    12. Madagascar 15.00
    13. Mozambique 15.00
    14. Turkey 14.00
    15. Bolivia 14.00
    16. Ecuador 14.00
    17. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 14.00
    18. Azerbaijan 14.00
    19. Algeria 14.00
    20. Congo (Kinshasa) 14.00
    21. Egypt 13.00
    22. Russia 13.00
    23. Argentina 13.00
    24. Haiti 13.00
    25. China 13.00
    26. Kuwait 13.00
    27. Chad 13.00
    28. Indonesia 13.00
    29. Togo 13.00
    30. Pakistan 13.00
    31. Jordan 13.00
    32. Kenya 13.00
    33. Niger 13.00
    34. India 13.00
    35. Moldova 12.00
    36. Honduras 12.00
    37. Guinea 12.00
    38. Serbia 12.00
    39. Morocco 12.00
    40. Albania 12.00
    41. Ethiopia 12.00
    42. Costa Rica 12.00
    43. Angola 12.00
    44. Yemen 12.00
    45. Bosnia and Herzegovina 12.00
    46. Bulgaria 12.00
    47. Burkina Faso 12.00
    48. El Salvador 12.00
    49. Syria 12.00
    50. Mali 12.00
    51. Japan 11.00
    52. Senegal 11.00
    53. Mauritania 11.00
    54. Vietnam 11.00
    55. Uruguay 11.00
    56. Nicaragua 11.00
    57. Slovenia 11.00
    58. Portugal 11.00
    59. Kazakhstan 11.00
    60. Croatia 11.00
    61. Ghana 11.00
    62. Oman 11.00
    63. Cameroon 11.00
    64. Central African Republic 11.00
    65. Tanzania 11.00
    66. Congo (Brazzaville) 11.00
    67. Ivory Coast 11.00
    68. Cambodia 11.00
    69. Nigeria 10.00
    70. Slovakia 10.00
    71. Peru 10.00
    72. United Arab Emirates 10.00
    73. Namibia 10.00
    74. Uzbekistan 10.00
    75. Poland 10.00
    76. Spain 10.00
    77. Zimbabwe 10.00
    78. Malaysia 10.00
    79. Malawi 10.00
    80. Armenia 10.00
    81. Georgia 10.00
    82. Benin 10.00
    83. Bhutan 10.00
    84. Botswana 10.00
    85. Iran 10.00
    86. Czech Republic 10.00
    87. South Korea 10.00
    88. Dominican Republic 9.00
    89. Rwanda 9.00
    90. Samoa 9.00
    91. Chile 9.00
    92. South Africa 9.00
    93. Sri Lanka 9.00
    94. Thailand 9.00
    95. Tunisia 9.00
    96. Bangladesh 9.00
    97. Germany 9.00
    98. Lesotho 9.00
    99. Mexico 9.00
    100. Lebanon 9.00
    101. Italy 9.00
    102. Laos 9.00
    103. Kyrgyzstan 9.00
    104. Palau 8.00
    105. Sierra Leone 8.00
    106. Austria 8.00
    107. Lithuania 8.00
    108. Burundi 8.00
    109. Mongolia 8.00
    110. Taiwan 8.00
    111. France 8.00
    112. Nepal 7.00
    113. Marshall Islands 7.00
    114. Puerto Rico 7.00
    115. Belgium 7.00
    116. Romania 7.00
    117. Vanuatu 7.00
    118. Jamaica 7.00
    119. Micronesia 7.00
    120. Hungary 7.00
    121. Netherlands 7.00
    122. Solomon Islands 7.00
    123. Zambia 7.00
    124. Singapore 7.00
    125. Fiji 7.00
    126. Panama 6.00
    127. Switzerland 6.00
    128. Estonia 6.00
    129. Kiribati 6.00
    130. United States 6.00
    131. United Kingdom 6.00
    132. Papua New Guinea 6.00
    133. Israel 5.00
    134. Maldives 5.00
    135. Hong Kong 5.00
    136. Latvia 5.00
    137. Norway 5.00
    138. Denmark 5.00
    139. Tonga 4.00
    140. Ireland 4.00
    141. Finland 3.00
    142. Sweden 3.00
    143. Australia 3.00
    144. Canada 3.00
    145. New Zealand 2.00
    2017 Ranking
    1. Venezuela 20.00
    2. Equatorial Guinea 17.00
    3. Philippines 16.00
    4. Bolivia 14.00
    5. Ethiopia 14.00
    6. Argentina 14.00
    7. Uganda 13.00
    8. Eritrea 13.00
    9. Suriname 13.00
    10. South Sudan 13.00
    11. India 12.90
    12. Haiti 12.00
    13. Swaziland 12.00
    14. Pakistan 12.00
    15. Saudi Arabia 12.00
    16. Algeria 12.00
    17. Bosnia and Herzegovina 12.00
    18. Kuwait 12.00
    19. Indonesia 11.20
    20. Honduras 11.00
    21. Brazil 11.00
    22. Fiji 11.00
    23. Burma (Myanmar) 11.00
    24. Ecuador 11.00
    25. Congo (Brazzaville) 11.00
    26. Central African Republic 10.00
    27. Libya 10.00
    28. Mozambique 10.00
    29. Namibia 10.00
    30. Sudan 10.00
    31. Zimbabwe 10.00
    32. West Bank and Gaza 10.00
    33. Iraq 9.00
    34. Vietnam 9.00
    35. Botswana 9.00
    36. Germany 9.00
    37. Belize 9.00
    38. Tunisia 9.00
    39. Seychelles 9.00
    40. Costa Rica 9.00
    41. Chad 9.00
    42. Cambodia 9.00
    43. Somalia 9.00
    44. Tanzania 9.00
    45. Malta 9.00
    46. Bangladesh 9.00
    47. China 9.00
    48. Antigua and Barbuda 9.00
    49. Nigeria 8.70
    50. Japan 8.00
    51. Czech Republic 8.00
    52. Qatar 8.00
    53. Malaysia 8.00
    54. Comoros 8.00
    55. Laos 8.00
    56. Ghana 8.00
    57. Palau 8.00
    58. Bhutan 8.00
    59. Barbados 8.00
    60. Iran 8.00
    61. Croatia 8.00
    62. El Salvador 8.00
    63. Bahamas 8.00
    64. Lebanon 8.00
    65. Angola 8.00
    66. Austria 8.00
    67. Cape Verde 8.00
    68. Guinea Bissau 8.00
    69. Mexico 7.80
    70. Saint Kitts and Nevis 7.00
    71. Kenya 7.00
    72. Lesotho 7.00
    73. South Africa 7.00
    74. Zambia 7.00
    75. Paraguay 7.00
    76. Syria 7.00
    77. Madagascar 7.00
    78. Mauritania 7.00
    79. Micronesia 7.00
    80. Bahrain 7.00
    81. Nepal 7.00
    82. Chile 7.00
    83. Malawi 7.00
    84. Kiribati 7.00
    85. Jordan 7.00
    86. Dominican Republic 7.00
    87. Gambia 7.00
    88. Guatemala 7.00
    89. Guyana 7.00
    90. Turkey 7.00
    91. Gabon 7.00
    92. Spain 7.00
    93. Sri Lanka 7.00
    94. Solomon Islands 7.00
    95. San Marino 7.00
    96. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 7.00
    97. Brunei 7.00
    98. Trinidad and Tobago 7.00
    99. Vanuatu 7.00
    100. Djibouti 7.00
    101. Colombia 6.00
    102. Switzerland 6.00
    103. Bulgaria 6.00
    104. Montenegro 6.00
    105. Nicaragua 6.00
    106. Yemen 6.00
    107. Papua New Guinea 6.00
    108. Slovakia 6.00
    109. Hungary 6.00
    110. Italy 6.00
    111. Puerto Rico 6.00
    112. Sierra Leone 6.00
    113. Congo (Kinshasa) 6.00
    114. United States 6.00
    115. Peru 6.00
    116. Grenada 6.00
    117. Guinea 6.00
    118. Maldives 6.00
    119. Romania 6.00
    120. Rwanda 5.00
    121. Saint Lucia 5.00
    122. Portugal 5.00
    123. Serbia 5.00
    124. Panama 5.00
    125. Thailand 5.00
    126. Mongolia 5.00
    127. Togo 5.00
    128. Uruguay 5.00
    129. France 5.00
    130. Greece 5.00
    131. Benin 5.00
    132. Iceland 5.00
    133. Moldova 5.00
    134. Kazakhstan 5.00
    135. Cameroon 5.00
    136. Dominica 5.00
    137. Albania 5.00
    138. Belarus 5.00
    139. Tajikistan 5.00
    140. Luxembourg 5.00
    141. Mali 5.00
    142. Marshall Islands 5.00
    143. Mauritius 5.00
    144. Cyprus 5.00
    145. Tonga 4.00
    146. United Kingdom 4.00
    147. United Arab Emirates 4.00
    148. Ukraine 4.00
    149. Timor Leste 4.00
    150. Uzbekistan 4.00
    151. Liberia 4.00
    152. Slovenia 4.00
    153. Egypt 4.00
    154. Lithuania 4.00
    155. Ivory Coast 4.00
    156. Denmark 4.00
    157. Morocco 4.00
    158. Israel 4.00
    159. Netherlands 4.00
    160. Niger 4.00
    161. Kyrgyzstan 4.00
    162. Norway 4.00
    163. Oman 4.00
    164. Poland 4.00
    165. Saint Thomas and Principe 4.00
    166. Samoa 4.00
    167. Senegal 4.00
    168. Latvia 4.00
    169. Russia 3.70
    170. Australia 3.00
    171. Burundi 3.00
    172. Burkina Faso 3.00
    173. Belgium 3.00
    174. Finland 3.00
    175. Armenia 3.00
    176. Estonia 3.00
    177. Kosovo 3.00
    178. Georgia 3.00
    179. Ireland 3.00
    180. Singapore 3.00
    181. Taiwan 3.00
    182. Sweden 3.00
    183. Afghanistan 3.00
    184. Hong Kong 2.00
    185. Jamaica 2.00
    186. South Korea 2.00
    187. Canada 2.00
    188. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 2.00
    189. Azerbaijan 2.00
    190. New Zealand 1.00

    A procedure is defined as any interaction of the company founders with external parties (for example, government agencies, lawyers, auditors or notaries) Both pre- and post-incorporation procedures that are officially required for an entrepreneur to formally operate a business are recorded.

    Source: World Bank