Doing Business, starting a business, time (women)

days, 2004–2017

Info Edit
Country20042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Afghanistan10.0010.0010.0010.0010.008.008.008.008.006.008.008.008.00
Albania41.0040.0041.0039.0037.0010.006.006.006.005.005.005.005.005.00
Algeria25.0024.0024.0024.0024.0024.0024.0024.0024.0024.0024.0022.0020.0020.00
Angola83.0083.0083.0083.0083.0068.0068.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0036.0036.00
Antigua and Barbuda26.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.00
Argentina66.0030.0030.0030.0030.0030.5025.5025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.00
Armenia18.0018.0018.0017.0017.0017.0014.0014.008.008.004.004.004.004.00
Australia3.003.003.003.003.002.502.502.502.502.502.502.502.502.50
Austria25.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0022.0022.0021.00
Azerbaijan105.00121.00113.0051.0036.0010.0010.008.008.008.007.005.003.003.00
Bahamas30.5030.5030.5023.5023.5023.5023.5023.5028.5021.50
Bahrain10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Bangladesh58.0051.5051.5043.5067.5066.5043.5026.5026.5026.5021.8019.5019.5019.50
Barbados18.0018.0018.0018.0018.0015.00
Belarus80.0080.0080.0070.0049.0032.0011.0011.0011.0011.0010.0010.005.005.00
Belgium56.0034.0034.0027.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Belize57.0044.0043.0043.0043.0043.0043.0043.0043.0043.0043.0043.00
Benin36.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0033.0030.0019.0013.0013.009.00
Bhutan62.0062.0062.0062.0048.0046.0046.0046.0035.0035.0030.0015.0015.0015.00
Bolivia59.0059.0049.0049.0049.0049.0049.0049.0049.0049.0049.0049.0049.0045.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina68.0063.0093.0093.0093.0099.0099.0094.0070.0067.0067.0067.0067.0065.00
Botswana125.00125.00125.00105.00105.0074.0059.0059.0040.0040.0041.0048.0048.0048.00
Brazil156.00156.00156.00151.00152.00147.00122.00122.00122.00122.0086.6083.6083.0079.50
Brunei122.00122.00122.00122.00109.00105.00105.00105.00105.0015.0015.00
Bulgaria39.0039.0039.0039.0045.0056.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0023.00
Burkina Faso40.0040.0040.0034.0018.0016.0014.0014.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.00
Burundi13.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.007.005.005.004.004.00
Cape Verde60.0052.0052.0052.0024.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.00
Cambodia95.0095.0087.0086.0086.00102.00102.00102.00102.00102.00101.00101.0087.0099.00
Cameroon45.0045.0045.0045.0038.0039.0036.0020.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.00
Canada3.503.503.503.503.505.505.505.505.505.505.505.501.501.50
Central African Republic22.0022.0022.0022.0022.0023.0024.0024.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.00
Chad62.0062.0062.0062.0062.0062.0062.0062.0053.0060.0060.0060.0060.0060.00
Chile42.0042.0042.0040.0040.0040.0040.0034.507.505.505.505.505.505.50
China48.0048.0048.0035.0035.0041.0038.0038.0038.0033.0034.4031.4031.4028.90
Colombia43.0040.0040.0041.0040.0034.0018.0010.0010.0011.0011.0011.0011.009.00
Comoros30.0030.0030.0022.0022.0022.0022.0020.0015.0015.0015.0015.00
Congo (Kinshasa)167.00134.00134.00134.00133.00133.00127.0085.0066.0059.0032.0017.0012.0012.00
Congo (Brazzaville)37.0037.0037.0038.0038.00158.00158.00158.00158.00158.0098.0050.0050.0050.00
Costa Rica90.0090.0090.0087.0090.0074.0073.5073.5073.5057.5023.0023.0023.0022.50
Ivory Coast62.0058.0045.0045.0042.0040.0040.0040.0032.0032.008.007.007.007.00
Croatia29.0029.0029.0025.0022.5022.5022.5015.5015.0015.0015.0015.0012.007.00
Cyprus8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.006.00
Czech Republic40.0040.0040.0024.0017.0020.0017.0017.0015.5015.5015.5015.5015.009.00
Denmark7.007.006.006.006.006.006.005.505.505.505.505.503.003.00
Djibouti44.0044.0044.0037.0037.0037.0037.0037.0017.0014.0014.0014.00
Dominica14.0014.0014.0013.0013.0013.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.00
Dominican Republic79.0079.0076.0076.0025.0015.0016.0015.0014.5014.5014.5014.5014.5014.50
Ecuador92.0092.0069.0065.0065.0065.0064.0056.0055.5055.5055.5055.5050.5048.50
Egypt39.0039.0023.0020.0011.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.007.00
El Salvador115.00115.0040.0035.0019.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5015.50
Equatorial Guinea177.00155.00155.00155.00155.00155.00135.00135.00135.00135.00135.00134.00
Eritrea76.0076.0076.0083.0084.0084.0084.0084.0084.0084.0084.0084.0084.00
Estonia72.0072.0035.0035.006.506.506.506.506.506.506.504.503.503.50
Ethiopia47.0035.0035.0019.0019.0019.0020.0020.0040.0040.0039.0039.0035.0035.00
Fiji31.0031.0044.0044.0044.0044.0044.0044.0044.0058.0058.0058.0058.0040.00
Finland31.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.00
France41.007.007.007.007.006.506.506.506.506.506.504.504.003.50
Gabon57.0057.0057.0057.0057.0057.0057.0057.0050.0050.0050.0050.00
Gambia28.0027.0032.0027.0027.0027.0027.0027.0027.0026.0025.0025.00
Georgia26.0026.0022.0017.0012.004.004.004.003.003.003.003.003.003.00
Germany45.0045.0022.0022.0018.0017.5017.5014.5014.5014.5014.5014.5010.5010.50
Ghana21.0021.0017.0017.0013.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0014.0014.0014.0014.00
Greece38.0038.0038.0038.0038.0019.0019.0019.0011.0011.0014.0013.0013.0013.00
Grenada20.0020.0019.0019.0019.0014.0014.0014.0015.0015.0015.0015.00
Guatemala39.0039.0039.0027.0034.0034.0037.0037.0037.0040.0020.5019.5019.5019.50
Guinea48.0040.0040.0040.0040.0040.0040.0040.0040.0035.0016.008.008.008.00
Guinea Bissau260.00261.00260.00260.00217.00217.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Guyana42.0042.0042.0037.0038.0027.0023.0019.0018.0018.0018.0018.0018.00
Haiti260.00202.00202.00202.00202.00224.00224.00134.00134.00134.0097.0097.0097.0097.00
Honduras61.0061.0069.0057.0020.0020.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0013.0013.00
Hong Kong11.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.006.006.002.502.502.502.501.501.50
Hungary54.0054.0039.0039.0017.006.005.005.005.007.007.007.007.007.00
Iceland5.005.005.005.005.005.005.004.504.504.504.004.003.50
India123.00123.0093.0036.0034.0032.0032.0030.0030.0028.0031.2033.5028.0026.00
Indonesia181.00164.00164.00104.00112.0083.0062.0049.0048.0048.0075.5052.5047.8024.90
Iran32.0032.0031.0031.0031.0031.0012.0014.0014.0019.0019.0016.0016.0016.00
Iraq31.0031.0030.0031.0031.0031.0031.0031.0028.0028.0028.0035.0035.00
Ireland18.0018.0018.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0010.0010.006.006.005.00
Israel19.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0020.0013.0013.0013.0012.00
Italy23.0013.0013.0013.0013.0010.0011.007.007.008.008.007.006.506.50
Jamaica31.0031.008.008.008.008.008.008.007.007.006.0015.003.0010.00
Japan31.0031.0031.0023.0023.0023.0023.0023.0012.0012.0011.7011.2011.2011.20
Jordan80.0027.0017.0017.0014.0014.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.00
Kazakhstan32.0032.0031.0027.0027.0027.0026.0025.0025.0025.0018.0016.0011.009.00
Kenya60.0047.0054.0054.0044.0031.0031.0031.0033.0032.0032.0030.0026.0022.00
Kiribati21.0031.0031.0031.0031.0031.0031.0031.0031.0031.0031.0031.0031.0031.00
South Korea17.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0014.0014.007.004.004.004.004.004.00
Kosovo52.0058.0058.0051.0029.0010.0010.006.00
Kuwait36.0036.0036.0036.0036.0036.0036.0036.0033.0033.0033.0032.0032.0062.00
Kyrgyzstan21.0021.0021.0021.0021.0019.0015.0014.0014.0014.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Laos131.00131.00131.00115.0085.0085.0085.0085.0077.0087.0087.0087.0087.0067.00
Latvia16.0016.0016.0016.0016.0015.5015.5015.5015.5015.5012.5012.505.505.50
Lebanon53.0053.0053.0053.0053.0018.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.00
Lesotho138.00138.00103.0073.0073.0039.0039.0039.0039.0029.0029.0029.0029.0029.00
Liberia68.0068.0032.0020.0020.005.505.504.504.504.504.50
Libya35.0035.0035.0035.0035.00
Lithuania26.0026.0026.0026.0026.0026.0026.0022.0022.0019.508.505.505.505.50
Luxembourg28.0024.0024.0022.0016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.50
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)49.0049.0049.0019.0016.0010.005.004.004.003.003.003.002.002.00
Madagascar67.0047.0042.0020.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0013.0011.00
Malawi43.0037.0037.0037.0037.0037.0036.0036.0036.0037.0040.0038.0038.0037.00
Malaysia38.0038.0038.0038.0032.0021.0019.0018.009.0010.0010.008.008.0019.00
Maldives9.009.009.009.009.009.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.00
Mali33.0033.0027.0042.0025.0025.008.008.008.008.0011.0011.008.508.50
Malta38.5038.5038.5033.5028.0026.00
Marshall Islands22.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.00
Mauritania82.0082.0082.0082.0050.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.008.008.008.00
Mauritius47.0047.0047.008.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Mexico31.5031.5031.509.509.0010.509.508.508.508.508.408.408.408.40
Micronesia36.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.00
Moldova42.0032.0030.0031.0023.0016.0010.0010.009.009.007.007.006.006.00
Mongolia20.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0012.0011.0011.006.006.00
Montenegro24.0024.0021.0012.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Morocco35.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0011.0011.0010.009.50
Mozambique168.00174.00174.00116.0031.0033.0033.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.00
Burma (Myanmar)76.0076.0076.0015.0013.00
Namibia86.0085.0095.0095.0099.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.00
Nepal31.0031.0031.0031.0031.0031.0031.0031.0029.0029.0017.0017.0017.0017.00
Netherlands9.009.009.008.008.008.008.008.008.005.004.004.004.004.00
New Zealand12.0012.0012.0012.0012.000.500.500.500.500.500.500.500.500.50
Nicaragua47.0040.0040.0040.0039.0039.0039.0039.0039.0039.0036.0013.0013.0013.00
Niger35.0035.0035.0031.0023.0019.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0015.0015.0010.00
Nigeria37.0037.0036.0036.0028.0025.0025.0025.0028.0028.0030.5030.5030.5025.20
Norway18.0018.008.007.008.006.006.006.006.006.006.005.004.004.00
Oman36.0036.0036.0043.0040.0015.0013.0013.009.009.009.009.009.007.00
Pakistan25.0025.0023.0025.0024.0024.0020.0020.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0018.00
Palau33.0024.0024.0028.0028.0028.0028.0028.0028.0028.0028.0028.0028.0028.00
Panama18.0018.0018.0018.0018.0012.0012.009.008.007.006.006.006.006.00
Papua New Guinea52.0052.0052.0052.0052.0052.0052.0052.0052.0052.0053.0053.0053.0041.00
Paraguay72.0072.0072.0072.0034.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.00
Peru100.00100.00104.0074.0074.0066.5040.5027.0026.0026.0026.0026.0026.0026.00
Philippines49.0049.0047.0047.0047.0041.0042.0037.0036.0036.0036.0034.0029.0028.00
Poland63.0063.0052.0045.0045.0045.0039.0039.0039.0039.0037.0037.0037.0037.00
Portugal78.0078.0048.007.506.505.505.505.505.505.504.504.504.504.50
Puerto Rico7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.006.006.006.006.006.005.50
Qatar8.008.008.0010.509.509.509.509.509.509.50
Romania29.0028.0011.0011.008.008.008.008.0012.008.008.008.008.0012.00
Russia43.0030.0029.0029.0029.0029.0029.0029.0029.0018.0012.9011.2010.509.80
Rwanda18.0018.0018.0016.0016.0014.007.007.007.008.007.007.006.004.00
Saint Thomas and Principe144.00144.00144.00144.00144.00144.00144.0010.007.006.005.005.005.00
Samoa42.0042.0035.0035.0035.0035.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
San Marino40.0040.0035.0011.5011.50
Saudi Arabia80.0080.0073.0048.0026.0026.0026.0026.0026.0023.0023.5023.5022.0018.00
Senegal57.0057.0057.0057.0058.009.009.009.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Serbia56.0056.0023.0023.0023.0023.0013.0013.0013.0012.0012.0012.0012.007.00
Seychelles33.0033.0033.0033.0033.0033.0033.0033.0032.0032.0032.0032.00
Sierra Leone26.0026.0026.0026.0026.0017.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0010.0010.00
Singapore8.008.006.006.005.003.502.502.502.502.502.502.502.502.50
Slovakia103.0052.0027.0027.0027.0017.5017.5017.5017.5013.5018.5011.5011.5011.50
Slovenia61.5061.5061.5061.5061.5020.508.507.507.507.507.507.507.507.00
Solomon Islands55.0055.0055.0055.0055.0055.0055.0055.0041.007.009.009.009.009.00
Somalia70.0070.00
South Africa56.0056.0053.0053.0053.0045.0045.0045.0045.0045.0045.0046.0046.0043.00
South Sudan14.0014.0014.0014.0014.00
Spain138.00137.0070.0060.0060.0061.0061.0052.0029.0030.0024.0014.0014.0013.00
Sri Lanka56.0046.0046.0046.0042.0044.0044.0038.0035.0011.0011.0011.0010.009.00
Saint Kitts and Nevis19.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0018.5018.5018.5018.50
Saint Lucia22.0020.0020.0020.0014.0014.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.00
Saint Vincent and Grenadines12.0012.0012.0012.0011.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Sudan39.0039.0039.0039.0039.0037.0037.0037.0037.0037.0037.0037.0037.00
Suriname698.00690.00690.00691.00691.00691.00691.00691.00205.0085.0085.0085.00
Swaziland60.0060.0060.0060.0060.0056.0056.0056.0038.0030.0030.0030.00
Sweden16.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.007.007.00
Switzerland20.0018.0018.0018.0018.0018.0018.0018.0018.0018.0018.0010.0010.0010.00
Syria44.0044.0044.0044.0044.0017.0016.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0016.00
Taiwan48.0048.0065.0065.0047.0041.0022.0015.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Tajikistan79.0079.0066.0066.0042.0016.0013.0013.0022.0028.0011.0022.00
Tanzania34.0034.0034.0031.0030.0029.0029.0029.0029.0026.0026.0026.0026.0026.00
Thailand34.0034.0034.0034.0034.0034.0033.0033.0030.0029.0027.5027.5027.5025.50
Timor Leste167.00167.00167.00158.00157.00157.00110.0094.0094.0094.0010.009.009.00
Togo74.0063.0063.0062.0060.0060.0084.0084.0084.0038.0019.0010.0010.006.00
Tonga32.0032.0032.0032.0032.0025.0025.0025.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.00
Trinidad and Tobago74.0041.0041.0041.0041.0040.0040.0040.0035.5011.5011.5010.50
Tunisia11.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.00
Turkey39.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.507.506.50
Uganda36.0036.0036.0030.0030.0027.0027.0026.0026.0029.0028.0028.0027.0026.00
Ukraine40.0034.0034.0033.0027.0027.0027.0027.0024.0022.0021.0021.007.005.00
United Arab Emirates20.0020.0020.0020.0019.0019.0016.0016.0014.009.009.009.009.009.00
United Kingdom13.0013.0012.0010.5010.5010.5010.5011.5011.5011.5011.506.004.504.50
United States6.006.006.006.006.005.005.005.005.005.006.205.605.605.60
Uruguay45.0045.0045.0043.0043.0043.0064.0064.006.506.506.506.506.506.50
Uzbekistan28.0028.0028.0028.0014.0014.0014.0014.0013.0011.007.507.505.505.50
Vanuatu47.0047.0047.0047.0047.0047.0047.0047.0033.0033.0035.0035.0035.0018.00
Venezuela143.00143.00143.00143.00142.00141.00141.00141.00141.00144.00144.00144.00186.00230.00
Vietnam61.0047.0041.0046.0037.0037.0037.0036.0036.0032.0034.0034.0020.0024.00
West Bank and Gaza75.0075.0075.0074.0064.0064.0064.0063.0050.0048.0044.0044.0044.00
Yemen73.0064.0064.0064.0064.0014.0013.0013.0013.0041.0041.0041.0041.0041.00
Zambia36.0036.0036.0036.0034.0019.0019.0019.0019.0018.508.508.508.508.50
Zimbabwe132.0094.0094.0094.0094.0094.0094.0087.0087.0087.0091.0091.0091.0091.00

The measure captures the median duration that incorporation lawyers indicate is necessary in practice to complete a procedure with minimum follow-up with government agencies and no extra payments. It is assumed that the entrepreneur is aware of all entry requirements and their sequence from the beginning but has had no prior contact with any of the officials.

Source: World Bank