Laos: Property rights

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 Laos

Property rights index (0-100)

 Latest value 44
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 20
 Min - Max 10 - 44
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Laos from 1996 to 2024. The average value for Laos during that period was 20 points with a minimum of 10 points in 1996 and a maximum of 44 points in 2024. The latest value from 2024 is 44 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 Laos 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 Laos 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 44 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 23 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 67 2024 points
 Business freedom 56 2024 points
 Labor freedom 43 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 59.10 2024 points
 Trade freedom 68 2024 points
 Investment freedom 35 2024 points
 Financial freedom 20 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 51 2024 index points
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