Lesotho: Financial freedom

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 Lesotho

Financial freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 40
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 41
 Min - Max 30 - 50
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1996 to 2024. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 41 points with a minimum of 30 points in 1996 and a maximum of 50 points in 2001. The latest value from 2024 is 40 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 175 countries is 49 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Lesotho - Financial freedom - historical chart - 1996-2024




The Financial Freedom index for Lesotho from The Heritage Foundation measures the efficiency of the banking system and the interventions of the government into the financial system. A higher score means more efficient banking institutions and less government intervention.
Definition: The Financial freedom index evaluates: the extent of government regulation of financial services, the degree of state intervention in banks and other financial firms through direct and indirect ownership, the extent of financial and capital market development, government influence on the allocation of credit and openness to foreign competition. Higher index values denote banking efficiency and independence from government control and interference in the financial sector.

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 Property rights 43 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 42 2024 points
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 Labor freedom 58 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 72.80 2024 points
 Trade freedom 61 2024 points
 Investment freedom 55 2024 points
 Financial freedom 40 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 52 2024 index points
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