Cameroon: Investment freedom

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 Cameroon

Investment freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 30
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 41
 Min - Max 25 - 50
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Cameroon from 1995 to 2023. The average value for Cameroon during that period was 41 points with a minimum of 25 points in 2018 and a maximum of 50 points in 1995. The latest value from 2023 is 30 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 175 countries is 57 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Cameroon - Investment freedom - recent values

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Cameroon - Investment freedom - historical chart - 1995-2023




The Investment Freedom index for Cameroon 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 38 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 21 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 82 2023 points
 Business freedom 47 2023 points
 Labor freedom 47 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 80.30 2023 points
 Trade freedom 54 2023 points
 Investment freedom 30 2023 points
 Financial freedom 50 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 52 2023 index points
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