Malawi: Property rights

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 Malawi

Property rights index (0-100)

 Latest value 48
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 46
 Min - Max 33 - 50
 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 46 points with a minimum of 33 points in 2018 and a maximum of 50 points in 1995. The latest value from 2023 is 48 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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Malawi - Property rights - recent values

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Malawi - Property rights - historical chart - 1995-2023




The property rights index for Malawi 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 Malawi 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 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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