Globally, businesses need the right regulation, key incentives, and an enabling environment to thrive in any industry. Whether it be the process of incorporating a business, getting access to credit, paying taxes, engaging in international trade, or resolving insolvency, the most effective regulation can contribute to a country’s economic growth and development.

But how are African economies doing with regard to business regulation and the ease of doing business?

This Techloy infographic shows the African countries with the best regulations that enhance business activity, with Mauritius topping the rankings with a Doing Business score of 81.5, and ranked 13th in the world, according to the World Bank Ease of Doing Business 2020 Index.

Chart by Loy Okezie /