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

The average for 2020 based on 11 countries was 9.18 points. The highest value was in New Zealand: 12 points and the lowest value was in Kiribati: 4 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
New Zealand 12 1 2014 - 2020
Australia 11 2 2014 - 2020
Vanuatu 11 3 2014 - 2020
Micronesia 10 4 2014 - 2020
Palau 10 5 2014 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 10 6 2014 - 2020
Tonga 10 7 2014 - 2020
Papua N.G. 9 8 2014 - 2020
Samoa 9 9 2014 - 2020
Fiji 5 10 2014 - 2020
Kiribati 4 11 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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