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Investment freedom index (0-100), 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 179 countries was 56 points.The highest value was in Luxembourg: 95 points and the lowest value was in Eritrea: 0 points. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation
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Definition: The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.
Investment freedom in Europe
Investment freedom in Asia
Investment freedom in Africa
Investment freedom in North America
Investment freedom in South America
Investment freedom in Australia
Investment freedom in the European union
Investment freedom in Sub Sahara Africa
Investment freedom in MENA
Investment freedom in South East Asia
Investment freedom in Latin America


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