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Index of legal rights for creditors and borrowers (0 = weak to 12 = strong), 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 186 countries was 5.7 points.The highest value was in Azerbaijan: 12 points and the lowest value was in Bolivia: 0 points. The indicator is available from 2014 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Legal rights, 2020 Global rank Available data
Azerbaijan 12 1 2014 - 2020
Brunei 12 2 2014 - 2020
Montenegro 12 3 2014 - 2020
New Zealand 12 4 2014 - 2020
Puerto Rico 12 5 2014 - 2020
Australia 11 6 2014 - 2020
Colombia 11 7 2014 - 2020
Jordan 11 8 2014 - 2020
Kenya 11 9 2014 - 2020
Malawi 11 10 2014 - 2020
Rwanda 11 11 2014 - 2020
Tajikistan 11 12 2014 - 2020
USA 11 13 2014 - 2020
Vanuatu 11 14 2014 - 2020
Zambia 11 15 2014 - 2020
Afghanistan 10 16 2014 - 2020
Cambodia 10 17 2014 - 2020
Costa Rica 10 18 2014 - 2020
Liberia 10 19 2014 - 2020
Mexico 10 20 2014 - 2020
Micronesia 10 21 2014 - 2020
Nepal 10 22 2014 - 2020
Palau 10 23 2014 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 10 24 2014 - 2020
Tonga 10 25 2014 - 2020
Canada 9 26 2014 - 2020
El Salvador 9 27 2014 - 2020
Georgia 9 28 2014 - 2020
Guatemala 9 29 2014 - 2020
Hungary 9 30 2014 - 2020
India 9 31 2014 - 2020
Jamaica 9 32 2014 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 9 33 2014 - 2020
Latvia 9 34 2014 - 2020
Mongolia 9 35 2014 - 2020
Nigeria 9 36 2014 - 2020
North Macedonia 9 37 2014 - 2020
Papua N.G. 9 38 2014 - 2020
Romania 9 39 2014 - 2020
Russia 9 40 2014 - 2020
Samoa 9 41 2014 - 2020
Albania 8 42 2014 - 2020
Belgium 8 43 2014 - 2020
Bulgaria 8 44 2014 - 2020
Denmark 8 45 2014 - 2020
Djibouti 8 46 2014 - 2020
Honduras 8 47 2014 - 2020
Hong Kong 8 48 2014 - 2020
Kazakhstan 8 49 2014 - 2020
Moldova 8 50 2014 - 2020
Palestine 8 51 2014 - 2020
Panama 8 52 2014 - 2020
Singapore 8 53 2014 - 2020
Ukraine 8 54 2014 - 2020
Vietnam 8 55 2014 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 7 56 2014 - 2020
Cyprus 7 57 2014 - 2020
Czechia 7 58 2014 - 2020
Estonia 7 59 2014 - 2020
Ireland 7 60 2014 - 2020
Malaysia 7 61 2014 - 2020
Peru 7 62 2014 - 2020
Poland 7 63 2014 - 2020
Slovakia 7 64 2014 - 2020
Sweden 7 65 2014 - 2020
Thailand 7 66 2014 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 7 67 2014 - 2020
Turkey 7 68 2014 - 2020
UK 7 69 2014 - 2020
Armenia 6 70 2014 - 2020
Bahamas 6 71 2014 - 2020
Barbados 6 72 2014 - 2020
Benin 6 73 2014 - 2020
Burkina Faso 6 74 2014 - 2020
Cameroon 6 75 2014 - 2020
C.A. Republic 6 76 2014 - 2020
Chad 6 77 2014 - 2020
Comoros 6 78 2014 - 2020
DR Congo 6 79 2014 - 2020
Dominica 6 80 2014 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 6 81 2014 - 2020
Finland 6 82 2014 - 2020
Gabon 6 83 2014 - 2020
Gambia 6 84 2014 - 2020
Germany 6 85 2014 - 2020
Ghana 6 86 2014 - 2020
Grenada 6 87 2014 - 2020
Guinea 6 88 2014 - 2020
G.-Bissau 6 89 2014 - 2020
Indonesia 6 90 2014 - 2020
Israel 6 91 2014 - 2020
Ivory Coast 6 92 2014 - 2020
Laos 6 93 2014 - 2020
Lithuania 6 94 2014 - 2020
Mali 6 95 2014 - 2020
Mauritius 6 96 2014 - 2020
Niger 6 97 2014 - 2020
R. of Congo 6 98 2014 - 2020
Senegal 6 99 2014 - 2020
Serbia 6 100 2014 - 2020
Switzerland 6 101 2014 - 2020
Togo 6 102 2014 - 2020
UA Emirates 6 103 2014 - 2020
Uzbekistan 6 104 2014 - 2020
Zimbabwe 6 105 2014 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 5 106 2014 - 2020
Bangladesh 5 107 2014 - 2020
Botswana 5 108 2014 - 2020
Croatia 5 109 2014 - 2020
Egypt 5 110 2014 - 2020
Fiji 5 111 2014 - 2020
Japan 5 112 2014 - 2020
Lesotho 5 113 2014 - 2020
Namibia 5 114 2014 - 2020
Norway 5 115 2014 - 2020
Saint Lucia 5 116 2014 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 5 117 2014 - 2020
Sierra Leone 5 118 2014 - 2020
South Africa 5 119 2014 - 2020
South Korea 5 120 2014 - 2020
Spain 5 121 2014 - 2020
Tanzania 5 122 2014 - 2020
Uganda 5 123 2014 - 2020
Austria 4 124 2014 - 2020
Belize 4 125 2014 - 2020
Bhutan 4 126 2014 - 2020
Chile 4 127 2014 - 2020
China 4 128 2014 - 2020
France 4 129 2014 - 2020
Iceland 4 130 2014 - 2020
Kiribati 4 131 2014 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 4 132 2014 - 2020
Swaziland 4 133 2014 - 2020
Uruguay 4 134 2014 - 2020
Bahrain 3 135 2014 - 2020
Belarus 3 136 2014 - 2020
Ethiopia 3 137 2014 - 2020
Guyana 3 138 2014 - 2020
Liechtenstein 3 139 2019 - 2020
Luxembourg 3 140 2014 - 2020
Slovenia 3 141 2014 - 2020
Sudan 3 142 2014 - 2020
Tunisia 3 143 2014 - 2020
Algeria 2 144 2014 - 2020
Argentina 2 145 2014 - 2020
Brazil 2 146 2014 - 2020
Burma 2 147 2014 - 2020
Burundi 2 148 2014 - 2020
Greece 2 149 2014 - 2020
Haiti 2 150 2014 - 2020
Iran 2 151 2014 - 2020
Italy 2 152 2014 - 2020
Lebanon 2 153 2014 - 2020
Madagascar 2 154 2014 - 2020
Maldives 2 155 2014 - 2020
Malta 2 156 2014 - 2020
Mauritania 2 157 2014 - 2020
Morocco 2 158 2014 - 2020
Netherlands 2 159 2014 - 2020
Nicaragua 2 160 2014 - 2020
Pakistan 2 161 2014 - 2020
Portugal 2 162 2014 - 2020
Seychelles 2 163 2014 - 2020
Sri Lanka 2 164 2014 - 2020
Suriname 2 165 2014 - 2020
Taiwan 2 166 2014 - 2020
Angola 1 167 2014 - 2020
Cape Verde 1 168 2014 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 1 169 2014 - 2020
Ecuador 1 170 2014 - 2020
Kuwait 1 171 2014 - 2020
Mozambique 1 172 2014 - 2020
Oman 1 173 2014 - 2020
Paraguay 1 174 2014 - 2020
Philippines 1 175 2014 - 2020
Qatar 1 176 2014 - 2020
San Marino 1 177 2014 - 2020
Syria 1 178 2014 - 2020
Venezuela 1 179 2014 - 2020
Bolivia 0 180 2014 - 2020
Eritrea 0 181 2014 - 2020
Iraq 0 182 2014 - 2020
Libya 0 183 2014 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 0 184 2014 - 2020
Somalia 0 185 2016 - 2020
Yemen 0 186 2014 - 2020


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