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World Bank Report: India ranks 130 in ease of doing business 2017

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India is ranked 130 out of 190 countries in World Bank Group’s annual report on the ease of doing business, Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All. India has moved up only one rank on the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking this year while in the 2016 edition, India had been downgraded to 131 from 130.

India still last among BRICS countries in ease of doing business ranking.doing-business-2017
Russia – 40
South Africa – 74
China – 78
Brazil – 123
India – 130

The rankings are determined by sorting the aggregate distance to frontier scores on 10 topics such as

  • Starting a Business
  • Dealing with construction Permits
  • Getting Electricity
  • Registering Property
  • Getting Credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying Taxes
  • Trading Across Borders
  • Enforcing Contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency

Ease of Doing Business Ranking – Top 10 Countries

New Zealand 1
Singapore 2
Denmark 3
Hong Kong SAR China 4
Korea Rep 5
Norway 6
United Kingdom 7
United States 8
Sweden 9
Macedonia FYR 10

Ease of Doing Business Ranking – South Asia

Bhutan  73
Nepal 107
Sri Lanka 110
India 130
Maldives 135
Pakistan 144
Bangladesh 176
Afghanistan 183