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Jamaica: Index of legal rights for creditors and borrowers (0 - 12): For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Jamaica from 2013 to 2017. The average value for Jamaica during that period was 8.6 points with a minumum of 6 points in 2013 and a maximum of 10 points in 2014. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The index of legal right for creditors and borrowers in Jamaica ranges from 0 (no rights) to 10 (strong rights). Stronger legal rights such as efficient bankruptcy procedures, rules for financial disclosure, clear property rights, etc. facilitate lending.
Definition: Strength of legal rights index measures the degree to which collateral and bankruptcy laws protect the rights of borrowers and lenders and thus facilitate lending. The index ranges from 0 to 12, with higher scores indicating that these laws are better designed to expand access to credit.