Lesotho: Property rights

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 Lesotho

Property rights index (0-100)

 Latest value 42
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2023
 Average 45
 Min - Max 30 - 52
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1996 to 2023. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 45 points with a minimum of 30 points in 2016 and a maximum of 52 points in 2017. The latest value from 2023 is 42 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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Lesotho - Property rights - recent values

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Lesotho - Property rights - historical chart - 1996-2023




The property rights index for Lesotho 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 Lesotho 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 42 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 42 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 70 2023 points
 Business freedom 44 2023 points
 Labor freedom 58 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 74.90 2023 points
 Trade freedom 61 2023 points
 Investment freedom 55 2023 points
 Financial freedom 40 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 52 2023 index points
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