Property rights index (0-100), 2022 - Country rankings:
The average for 2022 based on 50 countries was 41 points.The highest value was in Cameroon: 90 points and the lowest value was in the Central African Republic: 7 points. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.
Measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation
Economic outlook around the world
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Definition: The property rights index measures the degree to which a country’s laws protect private property rights and the degree to which its government enforces those laws. It also assesses the likelihood that private property will be expropriated and analyzes the independence of the judiciary, the existence of corruption within the judiciary, and the ability of individuals and businesses to enforce contracts. Higher index values denote more certain legal protection of property.