Tentmaker Reports

Central African Republic Report

Entrepreneurial Missions Index


General Information


4,710,678 (110th most populous country in the world)

Indigenous Beliefs35%
Roman Catholic25%


Gold and diamond mining, logging, brewing, textiles, footwear, assembly of bicycles and motorcycles

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the World Factbook project 4, conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). For more detailed information about Central African Republic, visit https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cf.html.

Business Information

The World Bank ranks Central African Republic as 186 out of 183 economies in terms of ease of doing business. The country ranks as 166 (of 183) in terms of ease of starting a business.

It requires 0 procedures, takes 0 days, and costs N/A% of income per capita to start a business in Central African Republic.

In order to start a business in Central African Republic, one must follow these procedures:

  1. Procurement of the criminal record at the National Tribunal for the first company directors
  2. Deposit the legally required initial capital in a bank and obtain deposit evidence
  3. Procurement of the Resident certificate
  4. All acquired documents are filed at the public notary’s office for notarization
  5. Register company at Guichet Unique de formalite des Entreprises (GUFE)
  6. Advertise the company formation in a national news daily
  7. Notify authorities of hiring of employees
  8. Obtain business license (agreement)

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the Doing Business project 3, conducted by the World Bank. For more detailed information about starting a business in Central African Republic, visit http://www.doingbusiness.org/.


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Central African Republic Economic Freedom

The World Economic Forum (WEF) was founded in 1971 by Klaus Martin Schwab at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.† It is a non-profit foundation best known for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss both economic and social issues facing the world.† The WEF also serves as a think tank, and publishes a wide range of reports focusing on issues of concern and importance to Forum communities. In particular, Strategic Insight Teams focus on producing reports of relevance in the fields of competitiveness, global risks and scenario thinking.† The Global Competitiveness Report measures competitiveness of countries and economic competitiveness among a wide range of factors such as corruption, tax rates, work ethic, and many others.

Central African Republic Summary


1 World Economic Forum

2 Free the World
Gwartney, James and Robert Lawson with Herbert Grubel, Jakob de Haan, Jan-Egbert Sturm, and Eelco Zandberg (2009). Economic Freedom of the World: 2009 Annual Report. Vancouver, BC: The Fraser Institute. Data retrieved from www.freetheworld.com.

3 World Bank Data

4 World Factbook Project

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