Thursday, November 4, 2010

Doing Business 2010/11 — Nepal Edition

NEPAL
INCOME CATEGORY Low income DOING BUSINESS 2011 RANK 116
POPULATION 29,330,505 DOING BUSINESS 2010 RANK 112
GNI PER CAPITA (US$) 440 CHANGE IN RANK -4
TOPIC RANKINGS DB 2011 Rank DB 2010 Rank Change in Rank
Starting a Business 96 88 -8
Dealing with Construction Permits 130 131 1
Registering Property 25 26 1
Getting Credit 89 87 -2
Protecting Investors 74 73 -1
Paying Taxes 123 122 -1
Trading Across Borders 164 161 -3
Enforcing Contracts 123 123  No change
Closing a Business 107 104 -3
Starting a Business Nepal South Asia OECD
Procedures (number) 7 7.1 5.6
Time (days) 31 24.6 13.8
Cost (% of income per capita) 46.6 24.5 5.3
Min. capital (% of income per capita) 0 24.1 15.3
Dealing with Construction Permits Nepal South Asia OECD
Procedures (number) 15 18.4 15.8
Time (days) 424 241 166.3
Cost (% of income per capita) 192.1 2,039.20 62.1
Registering Property Nepal South Asia OECD
Procedures (number) 3 6.3 4.8
Time (days) 5 99.8 32.7
Cost (% of property value) 4.8 6.9 4.4
Getting Credit Nepal South Asia OECD
Strength of legal rights index (0-10) 6 5.4 6.9
Depth of credit information index (0-6) 2 2.1 4.7
Public registry coverage (% of adults) 0 0.8 8
Private bureau coverage (% of adults) 0.3 3.8 61
Protecting Investors Nepal South Asia OECD
Extent of disclosure index (0-10) 6 4.4 6
Extent of director liability index (0-10) 1 4.4 5.2
Ease of shareholder suits index (0-10) 9 6.3 6.8
Strength of investor protection index (0-10) 5.3 5 6
Paying Taxes Nepal South Asia OECD
Payments (number per year) 34 31.1 14.2
Time (hours per year) 338 282.9 199.3
Profit tax (%) 16.2 17.8 16.8
Labor tax and contributions (%) 11.3 7.8 23.3
Other taxes (%) 10.7 14.2 3
Total tax rate (% profit) 38.2 39.9 43
Trading Across Borders Nepal South Asia OECD
Documents to export (number) 9 8.5 4.4
Time to export (days) 41 32.3 10.9
Cost to export (US$ per container) 1,960 1,511.60 1,058.70
Documents to import (number) 10 9 4.9
Time to import (days) 35 32.5 11.4
Cost to import (US$ per container) 2,095 1,744.50 1,106.30
Enforcing Contracts Nepal South Asia OECD
Procedures (number) 39 43.5 31.2
Time (days) 735 1,052.90 517.5
Cost (% of claim) 26.8 27.2 19.2
Closing a Business Nepal South Asia OECD
Recovery rate (cents on the dollar) 24.5 28 69.1
Time (years) 5 4.5 1.7
Cost (% of estate) 9 6.5 9.1


There is improvement in only two of the nine topics. For an extended discussion on Doing Business 2010/11, see this blog post.

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