Iraq: Property rights

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 Iraq

Property rights index (0-100)

 Latest value 15
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2023
 Average 22
 Min - Max 10 - 45
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Iraq from 1996 to 2023. The average value for Iraq during that period was 22 points with a minimum of 10 points in 1996 and a maximum of 45 points in 2021. The latest value from 2023 is 15 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 180 countries is 54 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The property rights index for Iraq 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 Iraq 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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 15 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 19 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 96 2014 points
 Business freedom 43 2023 points
 Labor freedom 57 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 67.10 2023 points
 Trade freedom 40 2002 points
 Investment freedom 10 2002 points
 Financial freedom 10 2002 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 16 2002 index points
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