Ethiopia is ranked 161 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. The rank of Ethiopia deteriorated to 161 in 2017 from 159 in 2016. Ease of Doing Business in Ethiopia averaged 130.90 from 2008 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 161 in 2017 and a record low of 104 in 2010.
The distance to frontier (DTF) measure shows the distance of each economy to the “frontier,” which represents the best performance observed on each of the indicators across all economies in the Doing Business sample since 2005. An economy’s distance to frontier is reflected on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest performance and 100 represents the frontier. The ease of doing business ranking ranges from 1 to 190.