Botswana: Business freedom

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 Botswana

Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 65
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 70
 Min - Max 57 - 85
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Botswana from 1995 to 2023. The average value for Botswana during that period was 70 points with a minimum of 57 points in 2022 and a maximum of 85 points in 2003. The latest value from 2023 is 65 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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Botswana - Business freedom - recent values

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Botswana - Business freedom - historical chart - 1995-2023




The Business Freedom index for Botswana 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 Botswana 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).


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 Property rights 73 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 59 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 19 2023 points
 Business freedom 65 2023 points
 Labor freedom 62 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 70.60 2023 points
 Trade freedom 79 2023 points
 Investment freedom 65 2023 points
 Financial freedom 70 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 65 2023 index points
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