Democratic Republic of the Congo: Business freedom

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 Democratic Republic of the Congo

Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 33
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2024
 Average 45
 Min - Max 28 - 60
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1995 to 2024. The average value for Democratic Republic of the Congo during that period was 45 points with a minimum of 28 points in 2022 and a maximum of 60 points in 2017. The latest value from 2024 is 33 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 175 countries is 62 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The Business Freedom index for Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 15 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 11 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 93 2024 points
 Business freedom 33 2024 points
 Labor freedom 56 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 65.60 2024 points
 Trade freedom 68 2024 points
 Investment freedom 30 2024 points
 Financial freedom 20 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 48 2024 index points
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