Afghanistan: Business freedom

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 Afghanistan

Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 35
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 2013 - 2023
 Average 54
 Min - Max 35 - 63
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 2013 to 2023. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 54 points with a minimum of 35 points in 2023 and a maximum of 63 points in 2014. The latest value from 2023 is 35 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 179 countries is 60 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - Business freedom - recent values

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Afghanistan - Business freedom - historical chart - 2013-2023




The Business Freedom index for Afghanistan from The Heritage Foundation measures the ability to start, operate, and close a business. It reflects the overall burden of regulations and the efficiency of the government of Afghanistan in the regulatory process.
Definition: The Business freedom index is based on 10 indicators, using data from the World Bank’s Doing Business study: Starting a business-procedures (number), time (days), cost (% of income per capita), and minimum capital (% of income per capita); Obtaining a license—procedures (number), time (days), and cost (% of income per capita); Closing a business—time (years), cost (% of estate), and recovery rate (cents on the dollar).


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 6 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 13 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 91 2021 points
 Business freedom 35 2023 points
 Labor freedom 45 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 80.80 2021 points
 Trade freedom 69 2021 points
 Investment freedom 10 2021 points
 Financial freedom 10 2021 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 53 2021 index points
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