Doing Business, starting a business (women)

number of procedures, 2004–2017

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