Across Africa, 3 in 4 countries improve business environment (Infographic)


Almost three-quarters of African countries saw an improvement in their business environments in 2016, according to the Doing Business 2017 report published in October by the World Bank.

Forty African states have seen improvement in their ease of doing business ranking in the 2017 report, with sub-Saharan African economies improving their overall scores at a rate that is three times that of high income OECD economies (albeit, coming from a lower base).

Since 2005, the number of sub-Saharan countries that are engaged in one or more business regulatory reforms has more than doubled to a total of 37 economies in this year’s report.

Read more: Across Africa, 3 in 4 countries improve business environment – This is Africa

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