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Economy > Debt > Strength of legal rights index > 0=weak to 10=strong: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Strength of legal rights index (0=weak to 10=strong). Strength of legal rights index measures the degree to which collateral and bankruptcy laws protect the rights of borrowers and lenders and thus facilitate lending. The index ranges from 0 to 10, with higher scores indicating that these laws are better designed to expand access to credit.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
=1 Montenegro 10 2013
=1 Malaysia 10 2013
=1 Australia 10 2013
=1 Hong Kong 10 2013
=1 United Kingdom 10 2013
=1 New Zealand 10 2013
=1 Kenya 10 2013
=1 Latvia 10 2013
=1 Kyrgyzstan 10 2013
=1 Singapore 10 2013
=11 Dominica 9 2013
=11 Vanuatu 9 2013
=11 Barbados 9 2013
=11 Ireland 9 2013
=11 Palau 9 2013
=11 Nigeria 9 2013
=11 Georgia 9 2013
=11 Denmark 9 2013
=11 Moldova 9 2013
=11 Israel 9 2013
=11 Trinidad and Tobago 9 2013
=11 Republic of Macedonia 9 2013
=11 The Bahamas 9 2013
=11 Albania 9 2013
=11 Solomon Islands 9 2013
=11 Cyprus 9 2013
=11 Ukraine 9 2013
=11 Tonga 9 2013
=11 United States 9 2013
=11 Bulgaria 9 2013
=11 Romania 9 2013
=11 Marshall Islands 9 2013
=11 Puerto Rico 9 2013
=11 Zambia 9 2013
=11 Poland 9 2013
=36 South Korea 8 2013
=36 Slovakia 8 2013
=36 Finland 8 2013
=36 Rwanda 8 2013
=36 Kosovo 8 2013
=36 Nepal 8 2013
=36 Cambodia 8 2013
=36 Ghana 8 2013
=36 Guatemala 8 2013
=36 Jamaica 8 2013
=36 India 8 2013
=36 Sweden 8 2013
=36 Vietnam 8 2013
=36 Switzerland 8 2013
=36 Honduras 8 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 7.38 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 7.15 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 7.14 2013
=51 Canada 7 2013
=51 Liberia 7 2013
=51 Tanzania 7 2013
=51 Afghanistan 7 2013
=51 France 7 2013
=51 Malawi 7 2013
=51 Bangladesh 7 2013
=51 Belize 7 2013
=51 Sierra Leone 7 2013
=51 Estonia 7 2013
=51 Fiji 7 2013
=51 Zimbabwe 7 2013
=51 Hungary 7 2013
=51 Serbia 7 2013
=51 Lithuania 7 2013
=51 Samoa 7 2013
=51 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7 2013
=51 Saint Lucia 7 2013
=51 Peru 7 2013
=51 Federated States of Micronesia 7 2013
=51 Saint Kitts and Nevis 7 2013
=51 South Africa 7 2013
=51 Austria 7 2013
=51 Uganda 7 2013
=51 Japan 7 2013
=51 Brunei 7 2013
=51 Croatia 7 2013
=51 Grenada 7 2013
=51 Antigua and Barbuda 7 2013
=51 Iceland 7 2013
=51 Germany 7 2013
=51 Namibia 7 2013
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 7 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 7 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 6.92 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 6.84 2013
83 European Union 6.82 2013
European Union average (profile) 6.82 2013
Europe average (profile) 6.76 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 6.67 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 6.67 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 6.61 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 6.28 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 6.26 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 6.21 2013
South Asia average (profile) 6.2 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 6.14 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 6.11 2013
=84 Swaziland 6 2013
=84 Cameroon 6 2013
=84 Burkina Faso 6 2013
=84 Norway 6 2013
=84 Republic of the Congo 6 2013
=84 Central African Republic 6 2013
=84 Mauritius 6 2013
=84 Guinea 6 2013
=84 Senegal 6 2013
=84 Mexico 6 2013
=84 Botswana 6 2013
=84 Spain 6 2013
=84 Pakistan 6 2013
=84 Gabon 6 2013
=84 Equatorial Guinea 6 2013
=84 Azerbaijan 6 2013
=84 Lesotho 6 2013
=84 Czech Republic 6 2013
=84 Mongolia 6 2013
=84 Cote d'Ivoire 6 2013
=84 Benin 6 2013
=84 Togo 6 2013
=84 Armenia 6 2013
=84 Mali 6 2013
=84 Chad 6 2013
=84 Niger 6 2013
=84 Chile 6 2013
=84 Belgium 6 2013
=84 Guinea-Bissau 6 2013
=84 Democratic Republic of the Congo 6 2013
=84 Comoros 6 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 5.67 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 5.66 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 5.6 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 5.5 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 5.5 2013
failed states average (profile) 5.33 2013
=115 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 2013
=115 Netherlands 5 2013
=115 Indonesia 5 2013
=115 Panama 5 2013
=115 El Salvador 5 2013
=115 Thailand 5 2013
=115 Colombia 5 2013
=115 Papua New Guinea 5 2013
=115 The Gambia 5 2013
=115 Saudi Arabia 5 2013
=115 China 5 2013
=115 Kiribati 5 2013
=115 Sri Lanka 5 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 4.97 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 4.73 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 4.72 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 4.53 2013
=128 Ethiopia 4 2013
=128 Turkey 4 2013
=128 Luxembourg 4 2013
=128 Philippines 4 2013
=128 Sudan 4 2013
=128 Maldives 4 2013
=128 Suriname 4 2013
=128 Greece 4 2013
=128 Argentina 4 2013
=128 Slovenia 4 2013
=128 Oman 4 2013
=128 United Arab Emirates 4 2013
=128 Laos 4 2013
=128 Iran 4 2013
=128 Seychelles 4 2013
=128 Uruguay 4 2013
=128 Kazakhstan 4 2013
=128 Guyana 4 2013
=128 Burma 4 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 3.64 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 3.28 2013
=147 Dominican Republic 3 2013
=147 Bahrain 3 2013
=147 Portugal 3 2013
=147 Costa Rica 3 2013
=147 Ecuador 3 2013
=147 Morocco 3 2013
=147 Lebanon 3 2013
=147 Qatar 3 2013
=147 Italy 3 2013
=147 Mauritania 3 2013
=147 Paraguay 3 2013
=147 Cape Verde 3 2013
=147 Russia 3 2013
=147 Angola 3 2013
=147 Mozambique 3 2013
=147 Brazil 3 2013
=147 Belarus 3 2013
=147 Algeria 3 2013
=147 Haiti 3 2013
=147 Iraq 3 2013
=147 Egypt 3 2013
=147 Burundi 3 2013
=147 Nicaragua 3 2013
=147 Bhutan 3 2013
=147 Malta 3 2013
=147 Kuwait 3 2013
=147 South Sudan 3 2013
=147 Tunisia 3 2013
=175 East Timor 2 2013
=175 Madagascar 2 2013
=175 Tajikistan 2 2013
=175 Uzbekistan 2 2013
=175 Venezuela 2 2013
=175 Jordan 2 2013
=175 Sao Tome and Principe 2 2013
=175 Yemen 2 2013
=175 Eritrea 2 2013
=175 San Marino 2 2013
=175 Djibouti 2 2013
=186 Libya 1 2013
=186 Syria 1 2013
=186 Bolivia 1 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Debt > Strength of legal rights index > 0=weak to 10=strong. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Debt/Strength-of-legal-rights-index/0=weak-to-10=strong

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