Papua New Guinea: Investment freedom

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 Papua New Guinea

Investment freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 25
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 35
 Min - Max 25 - 50
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Papua New Guinea from 1996 to 2024. The average value for Papua New Guinea during that period was 35 points with a minimum of 25 points in 2016 and a maximum of 50 points in 1996. The latest value from 2024 is 25 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 175 countries is 56 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Papua New Guinea - Investment freedom - Recent values chart

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Papua New Guinea - Investment freedom - historical chart - 1996-2024




The Investment Freedom index for Papua New Guinea 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 43 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 29 2024 points
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 Trade freedom 78 2024 points
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 Financial freedom 30 2024 points
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