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

The average for 2020 based on 12 countries was 3.17 points. The highest value was in Colombia: 11 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
Colombia 11 1 -
Peru 7 2 -
Chile 4 3 -
Uruguay 4 4 -
Guyana 3 5 -
Argentina 2 6 -
Brazil 2 7 -
Suriname 2 8 -
Ecuador 1 9 -
Paraguay 1 10 -
Venezuela 1 11 -
Bolivia 0 12 -



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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