Armenia’s Great Leap in WB Ease of Doing Business

Purpose: To flag rankings of CIS republics (plus Georgia) in the 2013 index of Ease of Doing Business put together by World Bank.
Bottom-line: See the rankings below. Armenia’s making greatest leap in rankings (from 61 to 29); Georgia is now in Top 10 (so Ivanishvili has continued the course of liberalization of the economy in spite of all the pre-election fear-mongering that he might roll back Saakashvili’s economic reforms); Russia progressing steadily, but not quite on track to climb to No 50 in 2015 ranking and No 20  in the 2018 ranking as called for in Putin’s May 2012 decree. Also note that Belarus is steadily climbing to finish above not only Russia, but also EU-aspiring Moldova and Ukraine.

Economy Ease of Doing Business Rank 2011 Ease of Doing Business Rank 2012 Ease of Doing Business Rank 2013
Singapore 1 1= 1=
Georgia 17 16 (↑1) 9 (↑7)
Armenia 55 61(↓ 6) 32 (↑29)
Kazakhstan 58 47 (↑11) 49 (↓2)
Belarus 91 69(↑22) 59(↑10 )
Azerbaijan 69 66(↑3 ) 67(↓1 )
Kyrgyz Republic 67 70(↓3) 70=
Moldova 99 81(↑18 ) 83(↓2 )
Russia 124 120(↑4 ) 112(↑8 )
Ukraine 149 152(↓3 ) 137(↑15)
Tajikistan 152 147(↑5 ) 141(↑6 )
Uzbekistan 164 166(↓2 ) 154(↑12 )

Optional: 2013 rankings in specific categories

Economy in 2013 Dealing with Construction Permits Getting Electricity Registering Property Getting Credit Protecting Investors Paying Taxes Trading Across Borders Enforcing Contracts Resolving Insolvency
Singapore 2 5 36 12 2 5 1 12 2
Georgia 3 50 1 4 19 33 38 30 81
Armenia 46 101 4 40 25 108 107 91 63
Kazakhstan 155 80 28 83 10 17 182 28 55
Belarus 30 171 3 104 82 129 151 13 56
Azerbaijan 177 175 9 53 25 76 169 25 95
Kyrgyz Republic 67 177 11 12 13 168 174 47 155
Moldova 168 161 16 40 82 109 142 26 91
Russia 178 184 46 104 117 64 162 11 53
Ukraine 183 166 149 23 117 165 145 42 157
Tajikistan 180 181 82 180 25 175 184 43 79
Uzbekistan 152 167 138 154 139 161 185 46 73

 

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