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Index of legal rights for creditors and borrowers (0 = weak to 12 = strong), 2019:

The average for 2019 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 2013 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Legal rights, 2019 Global rank Available data
Azerbaijan 12 1 2013 - 2019
Brunei 12 2 2013 - 2019
Jordan 11 3 2013 - 2019
Tajikistan 11 4 2013 - 2019
Afghanistan 10 5 2013 - 2019
Cambodia 10 6 2013 - 2019
Nepal 10 7 2013 - 2019
Georgia 9 8 2013 - 2019
India 9 9 2013 - 2019
Kyrgyzstan 9 10 2013 - 2019
Mongolia 9 11 2013 - 2019
Hong Kong 8 12 2013 - 2019
Kazakhstan 8 13 2013 - 2019
Palestine 8 14 2013 - 2019
Singapore 8 15 2013 - 2019
Vietnam 8 16 2013 - 2019
Malaysia 7 17 2013 - 2019
Thailand 7 18 2013 - 2019
Armenia 6 19 2013 - 2019
Indonesia 6 20 2013 - 2019
Israel 6 21 2013 - 2019
Laos 6 22 2013 - 2019
UA Emirates 6 23 2013 - 2019
Uzbekistan 6 24 2013 - 2019
Bangladesh 5 25 2013 - 2019
Japan 5 26 2013 - 2019
South Korea 5 27 2013 - 2019
Bhutan 4 28 2013 - 2019
Bahrain 3 29 2013 - 2019
China 3 30 2013 - 2019
Saudi Arabia 3 31 2013 - 2019
Burma 2 32 2013 - 2019
Iran 2 33 2013 - 2019
Lebanon 2 34 2013 - 2019
Maldives 2 35 2013 - 2019
Pakistan 2 36 2013 - 2019
Sri Lanka 2 37 2013 - 2019
Taiwan 2 38 2013 - 2019
Kuwait 1 39 2013 - 2019
Oman 1 40 2013 - 2019
Philippines 1 41 2013 - 2019
Qatar 1 42 2013 - 2019
Syria 1 43 2013 - 2019
Iraq 0 44 2013 - 2019
Yemen 0 45 2013 - 2019



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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