Niger: Business freedom

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 Niger

Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 34
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 45
 Min - Max 29 - 56
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Niger from 1996 to 2024. The average value for Niger during that period was 45 points with a minimum of 29 points in 2006 and a maximum of 56 points in 2019. 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 Niger 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 Niger 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 38 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 32 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 41 2024 points
 Business freedom 34 2024 points
 Labor freedom 54 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 72.30 2024 points
 Trade freedom 63 2024 points
 Investment freedom 55 2024 points
 Financial freedom 40 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 52 2024 index points
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