Sri Lanka: Property rights

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 Sri Lanka

Property rights index (0-100)

 Latest value 52
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 47
 Min - Max 35 - 70
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1995 to 2023. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 47 points with a minimum of 35 points in 2015 and a maximum of 70 points in 2001. The latest value from 2023 is 52 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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Sri Lanka - Property rights - recent values

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Sri Lanka - Property rights - historical chart - 1995-2023




The property rights index for Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka 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 52 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 40 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 0 2023 points
 Business freedom 54 2023 points
 Labor freedom 56 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 70.20 2023 points
 Trade freedom 67 2023 points
 Investment freedom 30 2023 points
 Financial freedom 30 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 52 2023 index points
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