Mauritania: Business freedom

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 Mauritania

Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 34
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 50
 Min - Max 34 - 64
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Mauritania from 1996 to 2024. The average value for Mauritania during that period was 50 points with a minimum of 34 points in 2024 and a maximum of 64 points in 2017. The latest value from 2024 is 34 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 Mauritania 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 Mauritania 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 35 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 23 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 95 2024 points
 Business freedom 34 2024 points
 Labor freedom 60 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 72.70 2024 points
 Trade freedom 63 2024 points
 Investment freedom 50 2024 points
 Financial freedom 40 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 55 2024 index points
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