Papua New Guinea: Property rights

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 Papua New Guinea

Property rights index (0-100)

 Latest value 43
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 37
 Min - Max 20 - 55
 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 37 points with a minimum of 20 points in 2009 and a maximum of 55 points in 2020. The latest value from 2024 is 43 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 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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Papua New Guinea - Property rights - historical chart - 1996-2024




The property rights index for Papua New Guinea 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 Papua New Guinea 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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 43 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 29 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 17 2024 points
 Business freedom 35 2024 points
 Labor freedom 65 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 70.80 2024 points
 Trade freedom 78 2024 points
 Investment freedom 25 2024 points
 Financial freedom 30 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 49 2024 index points
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