Lesotho: Business freedom

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 Lesotho

Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 44
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 55
 Min - Max 44 - 68
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1996 to 2024. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 55 points with a minimum of 44 points in 2022 and a maximum of 68 points in 2007. The latest value from 2024 is 44 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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Lesotho - Business freedom - Recent values chart

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Lesotho - Business freedom - historical chart - 1996-2024




The Business Freedom index for Lesotho 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 Lesotho 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 43 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 42 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 64 2024 points
 Business freedom 44 2024 points
 Labor freedom 58 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 72.80 2024 points
 Trade freedom 61 2024 points
 Investment freedom 55 2024 points
 Financial freedom 40 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 52 2024 index points
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