Kenya: Property rights

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Property rights index (0-100)

 Latest value 41
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2024
 Average 44
 Min - Max 30 - 63
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Kenya from 1995 to 2024. The average value for Kenya during that period was 44 points with a minimum of 30 points in 2009 and a maximum of 63 points in 2020. The latest value from 2024 is 41 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 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 Kenya 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 Kenya 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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 41 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 31 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 11 2024 points
 Business freedom 58 2024 points
 Labor freedom 57 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 73.20 2024 points
 Trade freedom 57 2024 points
 Investment freedom 55 2024 points
 Financial freedom 50 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 54 2024 index points
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