Samoa: Investment freedom
(measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Samoa: Investment freedom index (0-100): For that indicator, The Heritage Foundation provides data for Samoa from 1996 to 2018. The average value for Samoa during that period was 45 points with a minumum of 30 points in 2009 and a maximum of 55 points in 2014. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The Investment Freedom index for Samoa 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.