Barbados: Investment freedom

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Investment freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 60
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 62
 Min - Max 45 - 75
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Barbados from 1996 to 2024. The average value for Barbados during that period was 62 points with a minimum of 45 points in 2010 and a maximum of 75 points in 2016. The latest value from 2024 is 60 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 175 countries is 56 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The Investment Freedom index for Barbados from The Heritage Foundation measures the restrictions to investment activity both within the country and across borders. A higher score means fewer restrictions.
Definition: The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.

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 Property rights 72 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 68 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 56 2024 points
 Business freedom 73 2024 points
 Labor freedom 56 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 77.70 2024 points
 Trade freedom 44 2024 points
 Investment freedom 60 2024 points
 Financial freedom 60 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 67 2024 index points
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