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Entrepreneurial Missions Index

The Entrepreneurial Missions Index (EMI) was created by Worldwide Tentmakers to measure the likelihood of success for new businesses with a missions purpose in other countries across the world.  It is made up of three other indexes that measure the competitiveness of an economy, freedom of an economy, and ease of doing business of an economy.  These other indexes are drawn from a wide list of factors and measurements and through combining them a very accurate picture develops on the state of the economy in any single country.  These indexes are also combined with the last full year of GDP percentage growth to give emerging economies greater focus because it is our belief that a growing economy is more significant to the likelihood of success than infrastructure or legal landscape.  In 2010, the last full year would be 2008 for most economies because 2009 numbers are still estimates.  These business indexes are combined with percentage of non-Protestants in a country along with the ratio of missionaries to population to exhibit need of a community for channels to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  For the purposes of the EMI, Eastern Orthodox are also included as Protestant so countries such as Armenia, Greece, Russia, and Belarus could score higher if you have a different opinion of Eastern Orthodox.  Our belief is that through combining the three business indexes with GDP growth along with a measurement of need for mission work in an area will give the most accurate measurement for the potential of success of a Business as Mission work.  We define success as not only creating a profitable business with a long term life cycle but also businesses that will have a significant ministry among the population and see people believe on Jesus Christ.  We believe that the greatest opportunity to have a significant ministry through business is among people that have little to no Gospel witness in countries with a growing economy.

Entrepreneurial Missions Index (EMI)

Country Region Score Rank
China East Asia & Pacific 56.27 1
Singapore East Asia & Pacific 53.5 2
Turkey Europe & Central Asia 53.18 3
Thailand East Asia & Pacific 52.4 4
Vietnam East Asia & Pacific 52.35 5
Malaysia East Asia & Pacific 52.35 6
Argentina Latin America & Caribbean 51.61 7
Hong Kong SAR, China East Asia & Pacific 51.29 8
Egypt, Arab Rep. Middle East & North Africa 51.22 9
India South Asia 51.15 10
Bangladesh South Asia 50.78 11
Oman Middle East & North Africa 50.75 12
Peru Latin America & Caribbean 50.47 13
Qatar Middle East & North Africa 50.44 14
Paraguay Latin America & Caribbean 50.32 15
Indonesia East Asia & Pacific 50.31 16
United Arab Emirates Middle East & North Africa 50.1 17
Poland Europe & Central Asia 50.01 18
Kuwait Middle East & North Africa 49.99 19
Sri Lanka South Asia 49.71 20
Philippines East Asia & Pacific 49.63 21
Mauritania Sub-Saharan Africa 49.6 22
Morocco Middle East & North Africa 49.59 23
Brazil Latin America & Caribbean 49.53 24
Tunisia Middle East & North Africa 49.49 25
Ethiopia Sub-Saharan Africa 49.44 26
Bahrain Middle East & North Africa 49.4 27
Azerbaijan Europe & Central Asia 49.26 28
Panama Latin America & Caribbean 49.16 29
Mauritius Sub-Saharan Africa 48.94 30
Chile Latin America & Caribbean 48.94 31
Mozambique Sub-Saharan Africa 48.86 32
Mexico Latin America & Caribbean 48.74 33
Algeria Middle East & North Africa 48.59 34
Colombia Latin America & Caribbean 48.56 35
Uruguay Latin America & Caribbean 48.45 36
Burkina Faso Sub-Saharan Africa 48.3 37
France Europe & Central Asia 48.26 38
Slovak Republic Europe & Central Asia 48.13 39
Mali Sub-Saharan Africa 47.9 40
Kazakhstan Europe & Central Asia 47.9 41
Syrian Arab Republic Middle East & North Africa 47.82 42
Luxembourg Europe & Central Asia 47.61 43
Pakistan South Asia 47.59 44
Germany Europe & Central Asia 47.37 45
Italy Europe & Central Asia 47.16 46
Czech Republic Europe & Central Asia 47.16 47
Mongolia East Asia & Pacific 47.14 48
Nigeria Sub-Saharan Africa 47.06 49
Israel Middle East & North Africa 46.99 50
Japan East Asia & Pacific 46.93 51
Burundi Sub-Saharan Africa 46.82 52
Jordan Middle East & North Africa 46.7 53
Tanzania Sub-Saharan Africa 46.61 54
Dominican Republic Latin America & Caribbean 46.52 55
Austria Europe & Central Asia 46.5 56
Slovenia Europe & Central Asia 46.45 57
Senegal Sub-Saharan Africa 46.2 58
Afghanistan South Asia 46.1 59
Lithuania Europe & Central Asia 45.78 60
Portugal Europe & Central Asia 45.69 61
Belgium Europe & Central Asia 45.67 62
Switzerland Europe & Central Asia 45.29 63
Benin Sub-Saharan Africa 45.25 64
Canada North America 45.24 65
Spain Europe & Central Asia 45.21 66
Tajikistan Europe & Central Asia 45.18 67
Rwanda Sub-Saharan Africa 44.9 68
Saudi Arabia Middle East & North Africa 44.85 69
Honduras Latin America & Caribbean 44.84 70
Costa Rica Latin America & Caribbean 44.61 71
Uzbekistan Europe & Central Asia 44.6 72
Uganda Sub-Saharan Africa 44.53 73
Sierra Leone Sub-Saharan Africa 44.47 74
Timor-Leste East Asia & Pacific 44.46 75
Ecuador Latin America & Caribbean 44.39 76
Australia East Asia & Pacific 44.34 77
Congo, Rep. Sub-Saharan Africa 44.3 78
Bolivia Latin America & Caribbean 44.2 79
Albania Europe & Central Asia 44.18 80
Zambia Sub-Saharan Africa 43.93 81
Angola Sub-Saharan Africa 43.74 82
Nepal South Asia 43.72 83
Ireland Europe & Central Asia 43.62 84
Georgia Europe & Central Asia 43.46 85
Estonia Europe & Central Asia 43.27 86
Croatia Europe & Central Asia 43.16 87
Nicaragua Latin America & Caribbean 43.1 88
Ghana Sub-Saharan Africa 42.95 89
South Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 42.9 90
El Salvador Latin America & Caribbean 42.9 91
Iraq Middle East & North Africa 42.6 92
Yemen, Rep. of Middle East & North Africa 42.5 93
Kyrgyz Republic Europe & Central Asia 42.46 94
Madagascar Sub-Saharan Africa 42.41 95
West Bank and Gaza Middle East & North Africa 42.4 96
Romania Europe & Central Asia 42.4 97
Sweden Europe & Central Asia 42.19 98
Trinidad and Tobago Latin America & Caribbean 42.18 99
Niger Sub-Saharan Africa 41.91 100
Cambodia East Asia & Pacific 41.81 101
Chad Sub-Saharan Africa 41.76 102
Hungary Europe & Central Asia 41.65 103
Bhutan South Asia 41.64 104
New Zealand East Asia & Pacific 41.58 105
Kenya Sub-Saharan Africa 41.56 106
Gambia, The Sub-Saharan Africa 41.46 107
Cameroon Sub-Saharan Africa 41.39 108
Zimbabwe Sub-Saharan Africa 41.36 109
Maldives South Asia 41.3 110
Russian Federation Europe & Central Asia 41.05 111
Finland Europe & Central Asia 41.05 112
Sudan Sub-Saharan Africa 41 113
Brunei Darussalam East Asia & Pacific 40.94 114
Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe & Central Asia 40.53 115
Central African Republic Sub-Saharan Africa 40.29 116
Malawi Sub-Saharan Africa 40.25 117
Armenia Europe & Central Asia 40.08 118
United Kingdom Europe & Central Asia 39.98 119
Latvia Europe & Central Asia 39.98 120
Togo Sub-Saharan Africa 39.6 121
United States North America 39.45 122
Comoros Sub-Saharan Africa 39 123
Norway Europe & Central Asia 38.8 124
Ukraine Europe & Central Asia 38.73 125
Denmark Europe & Central Asia 38.7 126
Gabon Sub-Saharan Africa 38.5 127
Djibouti Middle East & North Africa 38.5 128
Macedonia, FYR Europe & Central Asia 38.45 129
Namibia Sub-Saharan Africa 38.26 130
Papua New Guinea East Asia & Pacific 38.21 131
Sao Tome and Principe Sub-Saharan Africa 38 132
Guyana Latin America & Caribbean 37.94 133
Guinea-Bissau Sub-Saharan Africa 37.94 134
Lebanon Middle East & North Africa 37.6 135
Guinea Sub-Saharan Africa 37.5 136
Moldova Europe & Central Asia 37.34 137
Puerto Rico Latin America & Caribbean 37.28 138
Haiti Latin America & Caribbean 37.14 139
Lesotho Sub-Saharan Africa 36.7 141
Cyprus Europe & Central Asia 36.03 142
Jamaica Latin America & Caribbean 36 143
Belize Latin America & Caribbean 35.87 144
Bulgaria Europe & Central Asia 35.86 145
Cote d'Ivoire Sub-Saharan Africa 35.3 146
Iceland Europe & Central Asia 35.13 147
Suriname Latin America & Caribbean 34.87 148
Kiribati East Asia & Pacific 34.8 149
Guatemala Latin America & Caribbean 34.71 150
Swaziland Sub-Saharan Africa 34.6 151
Liberia Sub-Saharan Africa 34.3 152
Equatorial Guinea Sub-Saharan Africa 34.2 153
Fiji East Asia & Pacific 34.14 154
Belarus Europe & Central Asia 34.1 155
Seychelles Sub-Saharan Africa 33.7 156
Greece Europe & Central Asia 33.65 157
St. Lucia Latin America & Caribbean 33.4 158
Solomon Islands East Asia & Pacific 33.1 159
Palau East Asia & Pacific 31.7 161
Serbia Europe & Central Asia 31.64 162
Montenegro Europe & Central Asia 31.64 163
Samoa East Asia & Pacific 31.6 164
Vanuatu East Asia & Pacific 31 165
Dominica Latin America & Caribbean 30.4 166
Bahamas, The Latin America & Caribbean 30.1 167
Cape Verde Sub-Saharan Africa 28.8 168
Grenada Latin America & Caribbean 28.4 169
Marshall Islands East Asia & Pacific 28.4 170
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Latin America & Caribbean 24.3 175
St. Kitts and Nevis Latin America & Caribbean 24.3 176
Antigua and Barbuda Latin America & Caribbean 23.9 177
Tonga East Asia & Pacific 23.6 178
Korea, Rep. East Asia & Pacific 36.85
Netherlands Europe & Central Asia 32.88
Iran, Islamic Rep. Middle East & North Africa 28.29
Lao PDR East Asia & Pacific 28.1
Venezuela, RB Latin America & Caribbean 26.11
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. East Asia & Pacific 25.3