For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from 1996 to 2022. The average value for Belgium during that period was 85 points with a minimum of 80 points in 2007 and a maximum of 93 points in 2022.
The latest value from 2022 is 93 points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 175
countries is 55 points.
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The property rights index for Belgium from The Heritage Foundation reflects the ability of individuals to accumulate private property, secured by clear laws that are fully enforced by the state. It also measures the likelihood of expropriation in Belgium as well as the extent of corruption in the judiciary and the enforcement of contracts.
Definition: The property rights index measures the degree to which a country’s laws protect private property rights and the degree to which its government enforces those laws. It also assesses the likelihood that private property will be expropriated and analyzes the independence of the judiciary, the existence of corruption within the judiciary, and the ability of individuals and businesses to enforce contracts. Higher index values denote more certain legal protection of property.