Zimbabwe: Business freedom

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 Zimbabwe

Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 39
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2024
 Average 44
 Min - Max 30 - 55
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Zimbabwe from 1995 to 2024. The average value for Zimbabwe during that period was 44 points with a minimum of 30 points in 2010 and a maximum of 55 points in 1995. The latest value from 2024 is 39 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 Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe 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 20 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 20 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 79 2024 points
 Business freedom 39 2024 points
 Labor freedom 33 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 0.00 2024 points
 Trade freedom 50 2024 points
 Investment freedom 25 2024 points
 Financial freedom 10 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 38 2024 index points
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