Mauritius remains the leader in the Ease of Doing Business Rankings in Africa as its ranking progressed from 25th to 20th, for the first time an African country to join other economies in the top twenty rankings worldwide. Mauritius excelled in “Paying Taxes” where it ranked 6th globally.

Rwanda made considerable improvement and moved up 11 places to rank 29th, from 41 in last year’s report. Moreover, Rwanda ranked amongst the best globally in the Doing Business areas of registering property and getting credit, where it listed the 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Kenya moved up 19 places to rank 61st; the country has been among the global top improvers for the fourth time in the past ten years.

Djibouti is also among the most improved economies worldwide. Its ranking jumped 55 places to rank 99th in 2019. Djibouti implemented six reforms in the areas of starting a business, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency.

3 out of the top 10 improving the most across three or more areas measured by Doing Business in 2017/2018 are COMESA Member states; Djibouti 2nd, Kenya 7th and Rwanda 10th.