Kenya: Business freedom

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 Kenya

Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 58
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2024
 Average 57
 Min - Max 48 - 67
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Kenya from 1995 to 2024. The average value for Kenya during that period was 57 points with a minimum of 48 points in 2015 and a maximum of 67 points in 2009. The latest value from 2024 is 58 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 Kenya 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 Kenya 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 41 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 31 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 11 2024 points
 Business freedom 58 2024 points
 Labor freedom 57 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 73.20 2024 points
 Trade freedom 57 2024 points
 Investment freedom 55 2024 points
 Financial freedom 50 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 54 2024 index points
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