Introduction

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium - size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks cha nges in regulations affecting 11 areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borde rs, enforcing contracts , resolving insolvency and labor market regulation .

Doing Business 2016 presents the data for the labor market regulation indicators in an annex. The report does not present rankings of economies on labor market regulation indicator s or include the topic in the aggregate distance to frontier score or ranking on the ease of doing business.

The economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Sierra Leone. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. The data in this report are current as of June 1, 2015 (except for the paying taxes indicators, which cover the period January – December 2014).

More information is available in the full report. Doing Business 2016 presents the indicators, analyzes their relationship with economic outcomes and presents business regulatory reforms. The data, along with information on ordering Doing Business 2016 are available on the Doing Business website at http://www.doingbusiness.org.

Doing Business 2016: Sierra Leone