World Bank’s Report on Ease of Business Doing, 2013

Even though Ethiopia is among the top fast growing economies in the world, according to the World Bank, its position in its ease of business doing reports has been eroding in the last two years. From the high point of 104th position in 2011 its ranking has slipped back to 127th in the current ranking. Singapore is able to maintain its position of being the easiest place to do business in for the last five years, while two of the BRICKS countries: India and Brazil are placed below Ethiopia in the ranking. Central African Republic is the last country in the ranking, holding 185th place, preceded by Chad, Congo and Eritrea consequently.

Source: World Bank
Country 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Singapore 1 1 1 1 1
United states 4 4 5 4 4
Mauritius 19 23 20 17 24
South Africa 39 35 34 34 32
Rwanda 52 45 58 67 143
China 91 91 79 89 86
Egypt 109 110 94 106 116
Kenya 121 109 98 95 84
Ethiopia 127 111 104 107 111
Brazil 130 126 127 129 127
Nigeria 131 133 137 125 121
India 132 132 134 133 132

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