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: 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
The index Index measures the degree to which collateral and bankruptcy laws protect borrowers’ and lenders’ rights. The higher the score, the higher the level of legal protection