Former Spanish colonies Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Dealing with Licenses > Index ranking

DEFINITION: Doing Business records all procedures required for a business in the construction industry to build a standardized warehouse. These include obtaining all necessary licenses and permits, completing all required notifications and inspections and submitting the relevant documents (for example, building plans and site maps) to the authorities. Doing Business also records procedures for obtaining utility connections, such as electricity, telephone, water and sewerage. The survey divides the process of building a warehouse into distinct procedures and calculates the time and cost of completing each procedure under normal circumstances. Information is collected from construction lawyers, construction firms and public officials who deal with building regulations. To make the data comparable across countries, several assumptions about the business and the procedures are used. NOTE: This is a ranking derived from several indicators, 1 being the best (ranked first). The higher the number on this graph, the lower their overall ranking. Invert this graph by clicking on 'Amount' at the top. Consult source for details on methodology.


1 Guatemala 142 2005
2 Paraguay 104 2005
3 Argentina 103 2005
4 Peru 97 2005
5 Venezuela 96 2005
6 Philippines 91 2005
7 Honduras 79 2005
8 El Salvador 75 2005
9 Nicaragua 72 2005
10 Panama 62 2005
11 Bolivia 52 2005
12 Mexico 49 2005
13 Colombia 46 2005
14 Ecuador 45 2005
15 Costa Rica 43 2005
16 Uruguay 38 2005
17 Chile 35 2005
18 Dominican Republic 33 2005


Former Spanish colonies Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Dealing with Licenses > Index ranking


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