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

The average for 2020 based on 45 countries was 5.53 points. The highest value was in Azerbaijan: 12 points and the lowest value was in Iraq: 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
Jordan 11 3 2014 - 2020
Tajikistan 11 4 2014 - 2020
Afghanistan 10 5 2014 - 2020
Cambodia 10 6 2014 - 2020
Nepal 10 7 2014 - 2020
Georgia 9 8 2014 - 2020
India 9 9 2014 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 9 10 2014 - 2020
Mongolia 9 11 2014 - 2020
Hong Kong 8 12 2014 - 2020
Kazakhstan 8 13 2014 - 2020
Palestine 8 14 2014 - 2020
Singapore 8 15 2014 - 2020
Vietnam 8 16 2014 - 2020
Malaysia 7 17 2014 - 2020
Thailand 7 18 2014 - 2020
Armenia 6 19 2014 - 2020
Indonesia 6 20 2014 - 2020
Israel 6 21 2014 - 2020
Laos 6 22 2014 - 2020
UA Emirates 6 23 2014 - 2020
Uzbekistan 6 24 2014 - 2020
Bangladesh 5 25 2014 - 2020
Japan 5 26 2014 - 2020
South Korea 5 27 2014 - 2020
Bhutan 4 28 2014 - 2020
Bahrain 3 29 2014 - 2020
China 3 30 2014 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 3 31 2014 - 2020
Burma 2 32 2014 - 2020
Iran 2 33 2014 - 2020
Lebanon 2 34 2014 - 2020
Maldives 2 35 2014 - 2020
Pakistan 2 36 2014 - 2020
Sri Lanka 2 37 2014 - 2020
Taiwan 2 38 2014 - 2020
Kuwait 1 39 2014 - 2020
Oman 1 40 2014 - 2020
Philippines 1 41 2014 - 2020
Qatar 1 42 2014 - 2020
Syria 1 43 2014 - 2020
Iraq 0 44 2014 - 2020
Yemen 0 45 2014 - 2020



Definition: The strength of legal rights index measures whether certain features that facilitate lending exist within the appli­cable collateral and bankruptcy laws. The index ranges from 0 to 12 based on the methodology in the Doing Business 15-20 studies.
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