Malawi: Investment freedom

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 Malawi

Investment freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 50
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 51
 Min - Max 50 - 55
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1995 to 2023. The average value for Malawi during that period was 51 points with a minimum of 50 points in 1995 and a maximum of 55 points in 2015. The latest value from 2023 is 50 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 175 countries is 57 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Malawi - Investment freedom - recent values

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Malawi - Investment freedom - historical chart - 1995-2023




The Investment Freedom index for Malawi from The Heritage Foundation measures the restrictions to investment activity both within the country and across borders. A higher score means fewer restrictions.
Definition: The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.


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 Property rights 48 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 37 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 12 2023 points
 Business freedom 34 2023 points
 Labor freedom 57 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 70.80 2023 points
 Trade freedom 66 2023 points
 Investment freedom 50 2023 points
 Financial freedom 50 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 53 2023 index points
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