Ease of Doing Business 2018

ease doing business coverAbout Doing Business

The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.

The Doing Business project, launched in 2002, looks at domestic small and medium-size companies and measures the regulations applying to them through their life cycle.

Doing Business captures several important dimensions of the regulatory environment as it applies to local rms. It provides quantitative indicators on regulation for starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency. Doing Business also measures features of labor market regulation. Although Doing Business does not present rankings of economies on the labor market regulation indicators or include the topic in the aggregate distance to frontier score or ranking on the ease of doing business, it does present the data for these indicators.

By gathering and analyzing comprehensive quantitative data to compare business regulation environments across economies and over time, Doing Business encourages economies to compete towards more efficient regulation; offers measurable benchmarks for reform; and serves as a resource for academics, journalists, private sector researchers and others interested in the business climate of each economy.

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Economy Profile of Kenya

Doing Business 2018 Indicators

Starting a business - Procedures, time, cost and paid-in minimum capital to start a limited liability company

Dealing with construction permits - Procedures, time and cost to complete all formalities to build a warehouse

Getting electricity - Procedures, time and cost to get connected to the electrical grid, the reliability of the electricity supply and the transparency of tariffs

Registering property - Procedures, time and cost to transfer a property and the quality of the land administration system

Getting credit - Movable collateral laws and credit information systems

Protecting minority investors - Minority shareholders’ rights in related-party transactions and in corporate governance

Paying taxes - Payments, time and total tax rate for a firm to comply with all tax regulations as well as post-filing processes

Trading across borders - Time and cost to export the product of comparative advantage and import auto parts

Enforcing contracts - Time and cost to resolve a commercial dispute and the quality of judicial processes

Resolving insolvency - Time, cost, outcome and recovery rate for a commercial insolvency and the strength of the legal framework for insolvency

Labor market regulation - Flexibility in employment regulation and aspects of job quality

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