Ease of Doing Business

UPSC Mains

Index given by World Bank

A nation's ranking on the index is based on the average of 10 subindices:

  1. Starting a business – Procedures, time, cost and minimum capital to open a new business
  2. Dealing with construction permits – Procedures, time and cost to build a warehouse
  3. Getting electricity – procedures, time and cost required for a business to obtain a permanent electricity connection for a newly constructed warehouse
  4. Registering property – Procedures, time and cost to register commercial real estate
  5. Getting credit – Strength of legal rights index, depth of credit information index
  6. Protecting investors – Indices on the extent of disclosure, extent of director liability and ease of shareholder suits
  7. Paying taxes – Number of taxes paid, hours per year spent preparing tax returns and total tax payable as share of gross profit
  8. Trading across borders – Number of documents, cost and time necessary to export and import
  9. Enforcing contracts – Procedures, time and cost to enforce a debt contract
  10. Resolving insolvency – The time, cost and recovery rate (%) under bankruptcy proceeding


Distance to frontier – Shows the distance of each economy to the "frontier," which represents the highest performance observed on each of the indicators across all economies


India 2019Rank: 63rd

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