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Economy > Debt > Strength of legal rights index > 0=weak to 10=strong per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Marshall Islands 171.25 2012
2 Saint Kitts and Nevis 130.64 2012
3 Dominica 125.55 2012
4 Tonga 85.76 2012
5 Antigua and Barbuda 78.59 2012
6 Federated States of Micronesia 67.7 2012
7 Grenada 66.36 2012
8 San Marino 64.01 2012
9 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 64 2012
10 Kiribati 49.61 2012
11 Palau 48.18 2012
12 Seychelles 45.57 2012
13 Saint Lucia 38.7 2012
14 Samoa 37.06 2012
15 Vanuatu 36.4 2012
16 Barbados 31.78 2012
17 The Bahamas 24.2 2012
18 Iceland 21.87 2012
19 Belize 21.6 2012
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 20.31 2012
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 19.12 2012
20 Brunei 16.98 2012
21 Solomon Islands 16.38 2012
22 Montenegro 16.1 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 15.69 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 12.36 2012
23 Maldives 11.82 2012
24 Sao Tome and Principe 10.63 2012
Hot countries average (profile) 10 2012
Catholic countries average (profile) 8.9 2012
Christian countries average (profile) 8.4 2012
25 Comoros 8.36 2012
26 Equatorial Guinea 8.15 2012
27 Fiji 8 2012
28 Cyprus 7.97 2012
29 Luxembourg 7.53 2012
30 Suriname 7.48 2012
31 Malta 7.17 2012
32 Trinidad and Tobago 6.73 2012
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 6.36 2012
33 Cape Verde 6.07 2012
34 Estonia 5.23 2012
35 Guyana 5.03 2012
36 Latvia 4.94 2012
37 Swaziland 4.87 2012
38 Mauritius 4.65 2012
39 Kosovo 4.43 2012
40 Bhutan 4.04 2012
Europe average (profile) 3.83 2012
41 Gabon 3.68 2012
42 Guinea-Bissau 3.61 2012
43 Republic of Macedonia 3.32 2012
44 Namibia 3.1 2012
45 Botswana 2.99 2012
46 Jamaica 2.95 2012
47 Lesotho 2.92 2012
48 Albania 2.85 2012
Landlocked countries average (profile) 2.84 2012
49 The Gambia 2.79 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 2.59 2012
50 Puerto Rico 2.45 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 2.36 2012
51 Bahrain 2.28 2012
52 New Zealand 2.26 2012
53 Moldova 2.25 2012
54 Mongolia 2.15 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 2.13 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 2.07 2012
55 Armenia 2.02 2012
56 Georgia 1.99 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 1.97 2012
57 Ireland 1.96 2012
58 Slovenia 1.94 2012
59 Singapore 1.88 2012
European Union average (profile) 1.84 2012
60 Kyrgyzstan 1.79 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.76 2012
61 Lithuania 1.67 2012
62 Liberia 1.67 2012
63 East Timor 1.65 2012
64 Croatia 1.64 2012
65 Denmark 1.61 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.59 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.54 2012
66 Slovakia 1.48 2012
67 Finland 1.48 2012
68 Qatar 1.46 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 1.45 2012
69 Hong Kong 1.4 2012
70 Republic of the Congo 1.38 2012
71 Central African Republic 1.33 2012
72 Panama 1.32 2012
73 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.3 2012
74 Bulgaria 1.23 2012
75 Oman 1.21 2012
76 Norway 1.2 2012
77 Uruguay 1.18 2012
78 Sierra Leone 1.17 2012
79 Djibouti 1.16 2012
80 Israel 1.14 2012
81 Honduras 1.01 2012
82 Switzerland 1 2012
83 Serbia 0.969 2012
84 Kuwait 0.923 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 0.913 2012
85 Togo 0.903 2012
South Asia average (profile) 0.866 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.846 2012
86 Sweden 0.841 2012
87 Austria 0.827 2012
88 El Salvador 0.794 2012
89 Mauritania 0.79 2012
90 Hungary 0.704 2012
91 Papua New Guinea 0.698 2012
92 Lebanon 0.678 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.651 2012
93 Azerbaijan 0.645 2012
94 Zambia 0.639 2012
95 Costa Rica 0.624 2012
96 Rwanda 0.611 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.611 2012
97 Laos 0.602 2012
98 Benin 0.597 2012
99 Czech Republic 0.571 2012
100 Belgium 0.538 2012
101 Cambodia 0.538 2012
102 Guatemala 0.53 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.53 2012
failed states average (profile) 0.529 2012
103 Guinea 0.524 2012
104 Zimbabwe 0.51 2012
105 Nicaragua 0.501 2012
106 Chad 0.482 2012
107 Paraguay 0.449 2012
108 Australia 0.441 2012
109 Malawi 0.44 2012
110 Senegal 0.437 2012
111 United Arab Emirates 0.435 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.43 2012
112 Romania 0.422 2012
113 Mali 0.404 2012
114 Burkina Faso 0.365 2012
115 Netherlands 0.358 2012
116 Greece 0.355 2012
117 Niger 0.35 2012
118 Chile 0.344 2012
119 Malaysia 0.342 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.331 2012
120 Eritrea 0.326 2012
121 Belarus 0.317 2012
122 Jordan 0.317 2012
123 Ghana 0.315 2012
124 Burundi 0.305 2012
125 Cote d'Ivoire 0.302 2012
126 Haiti 0.295 2012
127 Dominican Republic 0.292 2012
128 Nepal 0.291 2012
129 Portugal 0.285 2012
130 Tunisia 0.278 2012
131 South Sudan 0.277 2012
132 Cameroon 0.277 2012
133 Tajikistan 0.25 2012
134 Sri Lanka 0.246 2012
135 Kazakhstan 0.238 2012
136 Poland 0.234 2012
137 Peru 0.233 2012
138 Kenya 0.232 2012
139 Afghanistan 0.201 2012
140 Canada 0.201 2012
141 Ukraine 0.197 2012
142 Ecuador 0.194 2012
143 Uganda 0.193 2012
144 Saudi Arabia 0.177 2012
145 Libya 0.162 2012
146 South Korea 0.16 2012
147 United Kingdom 0.158 2012
148 Tanzania 0.146 2012
149 Angola 0.144 2012
150 South Africa 0.137 2012
151 Spain 0.13 2012
152 Mozambique 0.119 2012
153 Sudan 0.108 2012
154 France 0.107 2012
155 Colombia 0.105 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.0977 2012
156 Argentina 0.0974 2012
157 Bolivia 0.0953 2012
158 Morocco 0.0922 2012
159 Iraq 0.0921 2012
160 Vietnam 0.0901 2012
161 Madagascar 0.0897 2012
162 Germany 0.0855 2012
163 Yemen 0.0838 2012
164 Algeria 0.078 2012
165 Burma 0.0758 2012
166 Thailand 0.0749 2012
167 Uzbekistan 0.0672 2012
168 Venezuela 0.0668 2012
169 Japan 0.0549 2012
170 Turkey 0.0541 2012
171 Nigeria 0.0533 2012
172 Iran 0.0523 2012
173 Mexico 0.0496 2012
174 Italy 0.0492 2012
175 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.0457 2012
176 Bangladesh 0.0453 2012
177 Syria 0.0446 2012
178 Ethiopia 0.0436 2012
179 Philippines 0.0414 2012
180 Egypt 0.0372 2012
181 Pakistan 0.0335 2012
182 United States 0.0287 2012
183 Russia 0.0209 2012
184 Indonesia 0.0203 2012
185 Brazil 0.0151 2012
186 European Union 0.0133 2012
187 India 0.00647 2012
188 China 0.0037 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Debt > Strength of legal rights index > 0=weak to 10=strong per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. 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-per-million

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