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Geography


Location:
Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa


Geographic coordinates:
22 00 S, 17 00 E


Map references:
Africa


Area:
total:824,292 sq kmcountry comparison to the world: 34
land:823,290 sq km
water:1,002 sq km


Area - comparative:
slightly more than half the size of Alaska


Land boundaries:
total:3,936 km
border countries:Angola 1,376 km, Botswana 1,360 km, South Africa 967 km, Zambia 233 km


Coastline:
1,572 km


Maritime claims:
territorial sea:12 nm
contiguous zone:24 nm
exclusive economic zone:200 nm


Climate:
desert; hot, dry; rainfall sparse and erratic


Terrain:
mostly high plateau; Namib Desert along coast; Kalahari Desert in east


Elevation extremes:
lowest point:Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point:Konigstein 2,606 m


    Natural resources:
diamonds, copper, uranium, gold, silver, lead, tin, lithium, cadmium, tungsten, zinc, salt, hydropower, fish


Land use:
arable land:0.97%
permanent crops:0.01%
other:99.02% (2011)


Irrigated land:
75.73 sq km (2003)


Total renewable water resources:
17.72 cu km (2011)


Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
17.72 cu km (2011)

Natural hazards:
prolonged periods of drought


Environment - current issues:
limited natural freshwater resources; desertification; wildlife poaching; land degradation has led to few conservation areas


Environment - international agreements:
party to:Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified:none of the selected agreements


Geography - note:
first country in the world to incorporate the protection of the environment into its constitution; some 14% of the land is protected, including virtually the entire Namib Desert coastal strip



People and Society


Nationality:
noun: Namibian(s)
adjective:Namibian


Ethnic groups:
black 87.5%, white 6%, mixed 6.5%


Languages:
Oshiwambo languages 48.9%, Nama/Damara 11.3%, Afrikaans 10.4% (common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population), Otjiherero languages 8.6%, Kavango languages 8.5%, Caprivi languages 4.8%, English (official) 3.4%, other African languages 2.3%, other 1.7%


Religions:
Christian 80% to 90% (at least 50% Lutheran), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%


Population:
2,198,406country comparison to the world: 143
note:estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2014 est.)



Age structure:
0-14 years:31.7% (male 352,368/female 345,593)
15-24 years:23.1% (male 256,965/female 251,276)
25-54 years:35.9% (male 410,736/female 378,678)
55-64 years:4.8% (male 47,832/female 58,602)
65 years and over:4.3% (male 41,697/female 54,659) (2014 est.)


Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio:64.2 %
youth dependency ratio:58.3 %
elderly dependency ratio:5.9 %
potential support ratio:17 (2014 est.)


Median age:
total:22.8 years
male:22.8 years
female:22.8 years (2014 est.)


Population growth rate:
0.67% (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 147


Birth rate:
20.28 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 83


Death rate:
13.6 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 15


Net migration rate:
0.05 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 76


Urbanization:
urban population:38.4% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization:3.14% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)


Major urban areas - population:
WINDHOEK (capital) 380,000 (2011)


Sex ratio:
at birth:1.03 male(s)/female
0-14 years:1.02 male(s)/female
15-24 years:1.02 male(s)/female
25-54 years:1.09 male(s)/female
55-64 years:1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over:0.78 male(s)/female
total population:1.02 male(s)/female (2014 est.)


Mother's mean age at first birth:
21.4


Maternal mortality rate:
200 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)


Infant mortality rate:
total:45.64 deaths/1,000 live birthscountry comparison to the world: 46
male:48.6 deaths/1,000 live births
female:42.59 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)


    Life expectancy at birth:
total population:51.85 yearscountry comparison to the world: 215
male:52.22 years
female:51.46 years (2014 est.)


Total fertility rate:
2.25 children born/woman (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 98


Contraceptive prevalence rate:
55.1% (2006/07)


Health expenditures:
5.3% of GDP (2011)


Physicians density:
0.37 physicians/1,000 population (2007)


Hospital bed density:
2.7 beds/1,000 population (2009)


Drinking water source:
improved:
urban: 98.4% of population
rural: 87.4% of population
total: 91.7% of population
unimproved:
urban: 1.6% of population
rural: 12.6% of population
total: 8.3% of population (2012 est.)


Sanitation facility access:
improved:
urban: 56.1% of population
rural: 16.9% of population
total: 32.2% of population
unimproved:
urban: 43.9% of population
rural: 83.1% of population
total: 67.8% of population (2012 est.)


HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
13.3% (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 6


HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
220,100 (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 27


HIV/AIDS - deaths:
5,000 (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 40


Major infectious diseases:


Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
9.5% (2008)country comparison to the world: 133


Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
17.5% (2007)country comparison to the world: 39


Education expenditures:
8.4% of GDP (2010)country comparison to the world: 9

Literacy:
definition:age 15 and over can read and write
total population:88.8%
male:89%
female:88.5% (2010 est.)


School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total:11 years
male:11 years
female:11 years (2006)


Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:
total:40.1%country comparison to the world: 13
male:29.4%
female:34.3% (2012)


Government


Country name:
conventional long form: Republic of Namibia
conventional short form:Namibia
local long form:Republic of Namibia
local short form:Namibia
former:German South-West Africa (Sued-West Afrika), South-West Africa


Government type:
republic


Capital:
name:Windhoek
geographic coordinates:22 34 S, 17 05 E
time difference:UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
daylight saving time:+1hr, begins first Sunday in September; ends first Sunday in April


Administrative divisions:
14 regions; Erongo, Hardap, //Karas, Kavango East, Kavango West, Khomas, Kunene, Ohangwena, Omaheke, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto, Otjozondjupa, Zambezi; note - the Karas Region was renamed //Karas in September 2013 to include the alveolar lateral click of the Khoekhoegowab language


Independence:
21 March 1990 (from South African mandate)


National holiday:
Independence Day, 21 March (1990)


Constitution:
drafted 9 February 1990, signed 16 March 1990, entered into force 21 March 1990; amended 1998, 2010 (2010)


Legal system:
mixed legal system of uncodified civil law based on Roman-Dutch law and customary law


International law organization participation:
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction


Suffrage:
18 years of age; universal


Executive branch:
chief of state:President Hifikepunye POHAMBA (since 21 March 2005); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government
head of government:President Hifikepunye POHAMBA (since 21 March 2005); Prime Minister Hage GEINGOB (since 4 December 2012)
cabinet:Cabinet appointed by the president from among the members of the National Assembly
elections:president elected by popular vote for a five-year term (eligible for a second term); if no single candidate receives a majority of the vote in the first round of voting, a run-off election is scheduled between the two candidates with the greatest vote count; election last held on 27-28 November 2009 (next to be held in 2014)
election results:Hifikepunye POHAMBA reelected president; percent of vote - Hifikepunye POHAMBA 76.4%, Hidipo HAMUTENYA 11.0%, Katuutire KAURA 3.0%, Kuaima RIRUAKO 2.9%, Justus GAROEB 2.4%, Ignatius SHIXWAMENI 1.3%, Hendrick MUDGE 1.2%, other 1.8%


Legislative branch:
bicameral legislature consists of the National Council, primarily an advisory body (26 seats; two members chosen from each regional council to serve six-year terms), and the National Assembly (72 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms, an additonal six nonvoting members are appointed by the president)
elections:National Council - elections for regional councils to determine members of the National Council held on 26-27 November 2010 (next to be held in 2016); National Assembly - last held on 26-27 November 2009 (next to be held in November 2014)
election results:National Council - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - SWAPO 24, UDF 1, DTA 1; National Assembly - percent of vote by party - SWAPO 75.3%, RDP 11.3%, DTA 3.1%, NUDO 3.0%, UDF 2.4%, APP 1.4%, RP 0.8%, COD 0.7%, SWANU 0.6%, other 1.3%; seats by party - SWAPO 54, RDP 8, DTA 2, NUDO 2, UDF 2, APP 1, COD 1, RP 1, SWANU 1


    Judicial branch:
highest court(s):Supreme Court (consists of the chief justice and at least 3 judges in quorum sessions)
judge selection and term of office:judges appointed by the president of Namibia upon the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission; judges serve until age 65 but can be extended by the president until age 70
subordinate courts:High Court; Labor Court; regional and district magistrates' courts; community courts


Political parties and leaders:
All People's Party or APP [Ignatius SHIXWAMENI]
Congress of Democrats or COD [Benjamin ULENGA]
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance of Namibia or DTA [McHenry VENAANI]
Monitor Action Group or MAG [Jurgie VILJOEN]
National Unity Democratic Organization or NUDO [Kuaima RIRUAKO]
Rally for Democracy and Progress or RDP [Hidipo HAMUTENYA]
Republican Party or RP [Henk MUDGE]
South West Africa National Union or SWANU [Usutuaije MAAMBERUA]
South West Africa People's Organization or SWAPO [Hifikepunye POHAMBA]
United Democratic Front or UDF [Justus //GAROEB]


Political pressure groups and leaders:
National Society for Human Rights or NSHR (NAMRIGHTS as of 2010)


International organization participation:
ACP, AfDB, AU, C, CD, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, NAM, OPCW, SACU, SADC, UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNISFA, UNMIL, UNMISS, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO


Diplomatic representation in the US:
chief of mission:Ambassador Martin ANDJABA (since 3 September 2010)
chancery:1605 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
telephone:[1] (202) 986-0540
FAX:[1] (202) 986-0443


Diplomatic representation from the US:
chief of mission:Ambassador Wanda L. NESBITT (since 20 July 2010)
embassy:14 Lossen Street, Windhoek
mailing address:Private Bag 12029 Ausspannplatz, Windhoek
telephone:[264] (61) 295-8500
FAX:[264] (61) 295-8603


Flag description:
a wide red stripe edged by narrow white stripes divides the flag diagonally from lower hoist corner to upper fly corner; the upper hoist-side triangle is blue and charged with a yellow, 12-rayed sunburst; the lower fly-side triangle is green; red signifies the heroism of the people and their determination to build a future of equal opportunity for all; white stands for peace, unity, tranquility, and harmony; blue represents the Namibian sky and the Atlantic Ocean, the country's precious water resources and rain; the yellow sun denotes power and existence; green symbolizes vegetation and agricultural resources


National anthem:
name:'Namibia, Land of the Brave'

lyrics/music:Axali DOESEB
note:adopted 1991


Economy


Economy - overview:
The economy is heavily dependent on the extraction and processing of minerals for export. Mining accounts for 11.5% of GDP, but provides more than 50% of foreign exchange earnings. Rich alluvial diamond deposits make Namibia a primary source for gem-quality diamonds. Marine diamond mining is becoming increasingly important as the terrestrial diamond supply has dwindled. Namibia is the world's fourth-largest producer of uranium. It also produces large quantities of zinc and is a small producer of gold and other minerals. The mining and quarrying sectors employs only about 1.8% of the population. Namibia normally imports about 50% of its cereal requirements; in drought years food shortages are a major problem in rural areas. A high per capita GDP, relative to the region, hides one of the world's most unequal income distributions, as shown by Namibia's 59.7 GINI coefficient. The Namibian economy is closely linked to South Africa with the Namibian dollar pegged one-to-one to the South African rand. Namibia receives 30%-40% of its revenues from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). Volatility in the size of Namibia's annual SACU allotment complicates budget planning. Namibia's economy remains vulnerable to volatility in the price of uranium and other commodities. The rising cost of mining diamonds, increasingly from the sea, has reduced profit margins. Namibian authorities recognize these issues and have emphasized the need to increase higher value raw materials, manufacturing, and services, especially in the logistics and transportation sectors.


GDP (purchasing power parity):
$17.79 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 139
$17.05 billion (2012 est.)
$16.23 billion (2011 est.)
note:data are in 2013 US dollars


GDP (official exchange rate):
$12.3 billion (2013 est.)


GDP - real growth rate:
4.4% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 70
5% (2012 est.)
5.7% (2011 est.)


GDP - per capita (PPP):
$8,200 (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 132
$7,900 (2012 est.)
$7,600 (2011 est.)
note:data are in 2013 US dollars


Gross national saving:
NA% (2013 est.)
30.4% of GDP (2012 est.)
27% of GDP (2011 est.)


GDP - composition, by end use:
household consumption:59.9%
government consumption:26.2%
investment in fixed capital:22.8%
investment in inventories:0.5%
exports of goods and services:41.4%
imports of goods and services:-50.9%
(2013 est.)


GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture:7.7%
industry:29.6%
services:62.6% (2013 est.)


Agriculture - products:
millet, sorghum, peanuts, grapes; livestock; fish


Industries:
meatpacking, fish processing, dairy products, pasta, beverages; mining (diamonds, lead, zinc, tin, silver, tungsten, uranium, copper)


Industrial production growth rate:
5.6% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 48

Labor force:
880,400 (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 147


Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture:16.3%
industry:22.4%
services:61.3%
note:about half of Namibia's people are unemployed while about two-thirds live in rural areas; roughly two-thirds of rural dwellers rely on subsistence agriculture (2008 est.)


Unemployment rate:
27.4% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 176
51.2% (2008 est.)


    Population below poverty line:
28.7%


Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%:2.4%
highest 10%:42% (2010)


Distribution of family income - Gini index:
59.7 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 6
70.7 (2003)


Budget:
revenues:$4.325 billion
expenditures:$5.126 billion (2013 est.)


Taxes and other revenues:
35.2% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 65

Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):
-6.5% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 184


Public debt:
27.2% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 127
25.8% of GDP (2012 est.)


Fiscal year:
1 April - 31 March


Inflation rate (consumer prices):
5.5% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 162
6.5% (2012 est.)


Central bank discount rate:
5.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 19
12% (31 December 2010 est.)


Commercial bank prime lending rate:
9.25% (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 104
8.7% (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of narrow money:
$2.723 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 118
$2.941 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of broad money:
$7.22 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 114
$7.228 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of domestic credit:
$5.942 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 108
$6.266 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Market value of publicly traded shares:
$1.305 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Current account balance:
-$658.4 million (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 109
-$414 million (2012 est.)


Exports:
$5.124 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 114
$4.883 billion (2012 est.)


Exports - commodities:
diamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium; cattle, white fish and mollusks


Imports:
$7.084 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 113
$6.44 billion (2012 est.)


Imports - commodities:
foodstuffs; petroleum products and fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals


Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:
$2.267 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 118
$1.738 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Debt - external:
$4.312 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 126
$4.292 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of direct foreign investment - at home:
$NA


Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad:
$NA


Exchange rates:
Namibian dollars (NAD) per US dollar -
9.282 (2013 est.)
8.2031 (2012 est.)
7.3212 (2010 est.)
8.42 (2009)
7.75 (2008)


Energy


Electricity - production:
1.331 billion kWh (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 142


Electricity - consumption:
4.238 billion kWh (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 122


Electricity - exports:
89 million kWh (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 77


Electricity - imports:
2.907 billion kWh (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 47


Electricity - installed generating capacity:
487,000 kW (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 141


Electricity - from fossil fuels:
31.8% of total installed capacity (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 177


Electricity - from nuclear fuels:
0% of total installed capacity (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 203


Electricity - from hydroelectric plants:
68.2% of total installed capacity (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 23


Electricity - from other renewable sources:
0% of total installed capacity (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 139


Crude oil - production:
0 bbl/day (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 143


Crude oil - exports:
0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 204


Crude oil - imports:
0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 140


    Crude oil - proved reserves:
0 bbl (1 January 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 205


Refined petroleum products - production:
0 bbl/day (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 207


Refined petroleum products - consumption:
22,990 bbl/day (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 124


Refined petroleum products - exports:
0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 143


Refined petroleum products - imports:
20,810 bbl/day (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 104


Natural gas - production:
0 cu m (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 207


Natural gas - consumption:
0 cu m (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 207


Natural gas - exports:
0 cu m (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 206


Natural gas - imports:
0 cu m (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 147


Natural gas - proved reserves:
62.29 billion cu m (1 January 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 63


Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy:
3.217 million Mt (2011 est.)



Communications


Telephones - main lines in use:
171,000 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 130


Telephones - mobile cellular:
2.435 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 137


Telephone system:
general assessment:good system; core fiber-optic network links most centers and connections are now digital
domestic:multiple mobile-cellular providers with a combined subscribership of more than 100 telephones per 100 persons
international:country code - 264; fiber-optic cable to South Africa, microwave radio relay link to Botswana, direct links to other neighboring countries; connected to the South African Far East (SAFE) submarine cable through South Africa; satellite earth stations - 4 Intelsat (2010)



    Broadcast media:
1 private and 1 state-run TV station; satellite and cable TV service is available; state-run radio service broadcasts in multiple languages; about a dozen private radio stations; transmissions of multiple international broadcasters are available (2007)


Internet country code:
.na


Internet hosts:
78,280 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 84


Internet users:
127,500 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 151



Transportation


Airports
112 (2013)
country comparison to the world: 52


Airports - with paved runways
total:19
over 3,047 m:4
2,438 to 3,047 m:2
1,524 to 2,437 m:12
914 to 1,523 m:1 (2013)


Airports - with unpaved runways
total:93
1,524 to 2,437 m:25
914 to 1,523 m:52
under 914 m:
16 (2013)


    Railways
total:2,626 kmcountry comparison to the world: 64
narrow gauge:2,626 km 1.067-m gauge (2008)


Roadways
total:44,138 kmcountry comparison to the world: 82
paved:6,387 km
unpaved:37,751 km (2010)


Merchant marine
total:1country comparison to the world: 152
by type:cargo 1 (2010)



Ports and terminals
major seaport(s):Luderitz, Walvis Bay


Military


Military branches
Namibian Defense Force (NDF): Army, Navy, Air Force (2013)


Military service age and obligation
18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2012)


Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49:568,231 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service
males age 16-49:351,431
females age 16-49:311,513 (2010 est.)


    Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
male:26,413
female:26,038 (2010 est.)


Military expenditures
3.11% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 19
3.38% of GDP (2011)
3.11% of GDP (2010)


Transnational Issues


Disputes - international
concerns from international experts and local populations over the Okavango Delta ecology in Botswana and human displacement scuttled Namibian plans to construct a hydroelectric dam on Popa Falls along the Angola-Namibia border; the governments of South Africa and Namibia have not signed or ratified the text of the 1994 Surveyor's General agreement placing the boundary in the middle of the Orange River; Namibia has supported, and in 2004 Zimbabwe dropped objections to, plans between Botswana and Zambia to build a bridge over the Zambezi River, thereby de facto recognizing a short, but not clearly delimited, Botswana-Zambia boundary in the river


    Trafficking in persons


Information provided by CIA - The World Fact Book



Doing Business in Namibia 2020


           
 

 
Namibia

  Ease of Doing Business Rank
Overall Score
104
61.4
 
 
Starting a Business (rank)
165
 
 
Protecting Minority Investors (rank)
88
 
  Score
72.2
 
  Score
56
 
  Procedures - Men (number)
10
 
  Extent of disclosure index (0-10)
5
 
  Time - Men (number)
54
 
  Extent of director liability index (0-10)
5
 
  Cost - Men (days)
8.9
 
  Ease of shareholder suits index (0-10)
6
 
  Procedures - Women (days)
10
 
  Extent of shareholder rights index (0-6)
3
 
  Time - Women (% of income per capita)
54
 
  Extent of ownership and control index (0-7)
3
 
  Cost - Women (% of income per capita)
8.9
 
  Extent of corporate transparency index (0-7)
6
 
  Paid in minimum capital (% of income per capita)
0
 
  Strength of minority investor protection index (0-50)
28
 
 

 
 

 
  Dealing with Construction Permits (rank)
84
 
  Paying Taxes (rank)
88
 
  Score
70
 
  Score
74.5
 
  Procedures (number)
12
 
  Payments (number per year)
27
 
  Time (days)
160
 
  Time (hours per year)
302
 
  Cost (% of warehouse value)
2
 
  Total tax and contribution rate (% of profit)
20.7
 
  Building Quality Control Index(0-15)
8.5
 
  Profit tax (% of profit)
16.7
 
  Quality of building regulations index (0-2)
2
 
  Labor tax and contributions (% of profit)
1.9
 
  Quality control before construction index (0-1)
1
 
  Other taxes (% of profit)
2.2
 
  Quality control during construction index (0-3)
2
 
  Time to comply with VAT refund (hours)
30
 
  Quality control after construction index (0-3)
3
 
  Time to obtain VAT refund (weeks)
17
 
  Liability and insurance regimes index (0-2)
0.5
 
  Time to comply with a corporate income tax correction (hours)
4
 
  Professional certifications index (0-4)
0
 
  Time to complete a corporate income tax correction (weeks)
0
 
   
 
 
  Postfiling index (0-100)
77.2
 
  Getting Electricity (rank)
76
 
 

 
  Score
78.3
 
  Trading across borders (rank)
138
 
  Procedures (number)
6
 
  Score
61.5
 
  Time (days)
37
 
  Time to export: Documentary compliance (hours)
90
 
  Cost (% of income per capita)
272.2
 
  Time to import: Documentary compliance (hours)
3
 
  Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8)
6
 
  Time to export: Border compliance (hours)
120
 
  Total duration and frequency of outages per customer a year (0-3)
3
 
  Time to import: Border compliance (hours)
6
 
  Mechanisms for monitoring outages (0-1)
1
 
  Cost to export: Documentary compliance (USD)
348
 
  Mechanisms for restoring service (0-1)
1
 
  Cost to import: Documentary compliance
63
 
  Regulatory monitoring (0-1)
0
 
  Cost to export: Border compliance (USD)
745
 
  Financial deterrents aimed at limiting outages (0-1)
0
 
  Cost to import: Border compliance (USD)
145
 
  Communication of tariffs and tariff changes (0-1)
1
 
 

 
  System average interruption duration index (SAIDI)
0.5
 
  Enforcing contract (rank)
64
 
  System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI)
0.2
 
  Score
63.4
 
  Minimum outage time (in minutes)
5
 
  Time (days)
460
 
  Price of electricity (US cents per kWh)
15.1
 
  Filing and service (days)
10
 
 

 
  Trial and judgment (days)
400
 
  Registering Property (rank)
173
 
  Enforcement of judgment (days)
50
 
  Score
40.6
 
  Cost (% of claim)
35.8
 
  Procedure (number)
8
 
  Attorney fees (% of claim)
29
 
  Time (days)
44
 
  Court fees (% of claim)
6
 
  Cost (% of property value)
13.8
 
  Enforcement fees (% of claim)
0.8
 
  Quality of land administration index (0-30)
10
 
  Quality of the judicial processes index (0-18)
10.5
 
  Reliability of infrastructure index (0-8)
2
 
  Court structure and proceedings (0-5)
1.5
 
  Transparency of information index (0-6)
3.5
 
  Case management (0-6)
5
 
  Geographic coverage index (0-8)
0
 
  Court automation (0-4)
2
 
  Land dispute resolution index (0-8)
4.5
 
  Alternative dispute resolution (0-3)
2
 
  Equal access to property rights index (-2-0)
0
 
 

 
 

 
  Resolving Insolvency (rank)
127
 
  Getting credit (rank)
80
 
  Score
36.9
 
  Score
60
 
  Outcome (0 as piecemeal sale and 1 as going concern)
0
 
  Strength of legal rights index (0-12)
5
 
  Time (years)
2.5
 
  Depth of credit information index (0-8)
7
 
  Cost (% of estate)
14.5
 
  Getting Credit total score
12
 
  Recovery rate (cents on the dollar)
33.8
 
  Credit registry coverage (% of adults)
0
 
  Strength of insolvency framework index (0-16)
6
 
  Credit bureau coverage (% of adults)
62.7
 
  Commencement of proceedings index (0-3)
3
 
 

 
  Management of debtor's assets index (0-6)
2
 
 

 
  Reorganization proceedings index (0-3)
0
 
 

 
  Creditor participation index (0-4)
1
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 



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