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Highest entrepreneurial activity

Percentage of population aged 18-64 who are either a nascent entrepreneur or owner-manager of a new business Average 2013-18

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Nigeria
    Result
    39.9
  2. Rank
    Country
    Zambia
    Result
    39.9
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Senegal
    Result
    38.6
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Namibia
    Result
    33.3
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Ecuador
    Result
    32.7
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Uganda
    Result
    30.4
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Cameroon
    Result
    30.1
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Botswana
    Result
    29.0
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Burkina Faso
    Result
    28.3
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Angola
    Result
    28.2
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Malawi
    Result
    28.1
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Bolivia
    Result
    27.4
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Ghana
    Result
    25.8
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Chile
    Result
    25.0
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Lebanon
    Result
    24.9
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Peru
    Result
    24.4
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Sudan
    Result
    22.2
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Colombia
    Result
    22.0
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Madagascar
    Result
    21.3
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Guatemala
    Result
    20.5
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Brazil
    Result
    18.9
  22. Rank
    Country
    Thailand
    Result
    18.9
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Barbados
    Result
    18.5
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Philippines
    Result
    18.0
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Mexico
    Result
    17.2
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Result
    17.1
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    El Salvador
    Result
    16.9
  28. Rank
    Country
    Vietnam
    Result
    16.9
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Canada
    Result
    15.7
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Panama
    Result
    15.6
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    Indonesia
    Result
    15.5

Index key & notes

Notes

A nascent entrepreneur is an individual who has started a new firm which has not paid wages for over three months.

Source: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor.