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

The average for 2020 based on 47 countries was 5.21 points. The highest value was in Kenya: 11 points and the lowest value was in Eritrea: 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
Kenya 11 1 2014 - 2020
Malawi 11 2 2014 - 2020
Rwanda 11 3 2014 - 2020
Zambia 11 4 2014 - 2020
Liberia 10 5 2014 - 2020
Nigeria 9 6 2014 - 2020
Benin 6 7 2014 - 2020
Burkina Faso 6 8 2014 - 2020
Cameroon 6 9 2014 - 2020
C.A. Republic 6 10 2014 - 2020
Chad 6 11 2014 - 2020
Comoros 6 12 2014 - 2020
DR Congo 6 13 2014 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 6 14 2014 - 2020
Gabon 6 15 2014 - 2020
Gambia 6 16 2014 - 2020
Ghana 6 17 2014 - 2020
Guinea 6 18 2014 - 2020
G.-Bissau 6 19 2014 - 2020
Ivory Coast 6 20 2014 - 2020
Mali 6 21 2014 - 2020
Mauritius 6 22 2014 - 2020
Niger 6 23 2014 - 2020
R. of Congo 6 24 2014 - 2020
Senegal 6 25 2014 - 2020
Togo 6 26 2014 - 2020
Zimbabwe 6 27 2014 - 2020
Botswana 5 28 2014 - 2020
Lesotho 5 29 2014 - 2020
Namibia 5 30 2014 - 2020
Sierra Leone 5 31 2014 - 2020
South Africa 5 32 2014 - 2020
Tanzania 5 33 2014 - 2020
Uganda 5 34 2014 - 2020
Swaziland 4 35 2014 - 2020
Ethiopia 3 36 2014 - 2020
Sudan 3 37 2014 - 2020
Burundi 2 38 2014 - 2020
Madagascar 2 39 2014 - 2020
Mauritania 2 40 2014 - 2020
Seychelles 2 41 2014 - 2020
Angola 1 42 2014 - 2020
Cape Verde 1 43 2014 - 2020
Mozambique 1 44 2014 - 2020
Eritrea 0 45 2014 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 0 46 2014 - 2020
Somalia 0 47 2016 - 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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