A good performance in the Doing Business rankings is increasingly becoming a government priority for many African countries, following the lead of Rwanda, which was an early star-performer.
Streamlining logistics and clearance is an existential issue for landlocked countries, but the coastal countries have the “luxury” of dysfunction.
Being landlocked is a big disadvantage here: exporting a container from Chad and Central African Republic will set you back more than $5,000. It is cheapest in Sao Tome & Principe, at $700.
Being landlocked is a big disadvantage here: importing will cost you more than $6,000 per container in Chad, and more than $5,000 in Central African Republic and Rwanda.
In DR Congo, starting a business will take you at least five months; in Sao Tome & Principe, Equatorial Guinea and Angola, it is in the region of four months. By contrast, in Tunisia it will take you just 11 days