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

The average for 2020 based on 18 countries was 2.83 points. The highest value was in Jordan: 11 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
Jordan 11 1 2014 - 2020
Djibouti 8 2 2014 - 2020
UA Emirates 6 3 2014 - 2020
Egypt 5 4 2014 - 2020
Bahrain 3 5 2014 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 3 6 2014 - 2020
Tunisia 3 7 2014 - 2020
Algeria 2 8 2014 - 2020
Iran 2 9 2014 - 2020
Lebanon 2 10 2014 - 2020
Morocco 2 11 2014 - 2020
Kuwait 1 12 2014 - 2020
Oman 1 13 2014 - 2020
Qatar 1 14 2014 - 2020
Syria 1 15 2014 - 2020
Iraq 0 16 2014 - 2020
Libya 0 17 2014 - 2020
Yemen 0 18 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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