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Economy > Entrepreneurship > Enforcing Contracts > Index ranking: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Indicators on enforcing contracts measure the efficiency of the judicial (or administrative) system in the collection of overdue debt. The data are built by following the step-by-step evolution of a payment dispute either before local courts or through an administrative process, if such a process is available and preferred by creditors. The data are collected through study of the codes of civil procedures and other court regulations as well as surveys of local litigation lawyers. At least 2 lawyers participate in each country, and in a quarter of the countries judges also complete the survey. To ensure comparability, survey respondents are provided with significant detail, including the amount of the claim, the location and main characteristics of the litigants, the presence of city regulations, the nature of the remedy requested by the plaintiff, the merit of the plaintiff ’s and the defendant’s claims and the social implications of the judicial outcomes. NOTE: This is a ranking derived from several indicators, 1 being the best (ranked first). The higher the number on this graph, the lower their overall ranking. Invert this graph by clicking on 'Amount' at the top. Consult source for details on methodology.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 East Timor 155 2005
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo 154 2005
3 Central African Republic 153 2005
4 Cameroon 152 2005
5 Sudan 151 2005
6 Chad 150 2005
7 Syria 149 2005
8 Congo, Republic of the 148 2005
9 Kyrgyzstan 147 2005
10 Benin 146 2005
11 Indonesia 145 2005
12 Burkina Faso 144 2005
13 Laos 143 2005
14 Lebanon 142 2005
15 Costa Rica 141 2005
16 Burundi 140 2005
17 Uruguay 139 2005
18 India 138 2005
19 Solomon Islands 137 2005
20 Honduras 136 2005
21 Marshall Islands 135 2005
22 Pakistan 134 2005
23 United Arab Emirates 133 2005
24 Tonga 132 2005
25 Algeria 131 2005
26 Dominican Republic 130 2005
27 Venezuela 129 2005
28 Palau 128 2005
29 Cambodia 127 2005
30 Panama 126 2005
31 Sao Tome and Principe 125 2005
32 Togo 124 2005
33 Guyana 123 2005
34 Angola 122 2005
35 Sierra Leone 121 2005
36 Federated States of Micronesia 120 2005
37 Nigeria 119 2005
38 Egypt 118 2005
39 Guatemala 117 2005
40 Cote d'Ivoire 116 2005
41 Mozambique 115 2005
42 Peru 114 2005
43 Albania 113 2005
failed states average (profile) 112.85 2005
44 Bolivia 112 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 111.87 2005
45 Serbia and Montenegro 110 2005
46 Senegal 109 2005
47 Fiji 108 2005
48 Paraguay 107 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 106.22 2005
49 Vanuatu 106 2005
50 Papua New Guinea 105 2005
51 Poland 104 2005
52 Israel 103 2005
53 Vietnam 102 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 101.11 2005
54 Guinea 101 2005
55 Mexico 100 2005
South Asia average (profile) 100 2005
56 Niger 99 2005
57 Kuwait 98 2005
58 Lesotho 97 2005
59 Haiti 96 2005
60 Saudi Arabia 95 2005
61 Mauritania 94 2005
62 Afghanistan 93 2005
63 Kiribati 92 2005
64 Argentina 91 2005
65 Ecuador 90 2005
66 Philippines 89 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 89 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 88.36 2005
67 West Bank 88 2005
68 Oman 87 2005
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 86.32 2005
69 Mali 86 2005
70 Slovenia 85 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 84.33 2005
71 Rwanda 84 2005
72 Colombia 83 2005
73 Kenya 82 2005
74 Slovakia 81 2005
75 Uzbekistan 80 2005
76 Bulgaria 79 2005
77 Samoa 78 2005
78 Puerto Rico 77 2005
79 Italy 76 2005
80 Bangladesh 75 2005
81 Iraq 74 2005
82 Nepal 73 2005
83 Bosnia and Herzegovina 72 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 71.48 2005
84 Ethiopia 71 2005
85 Brazil 70 2005
86 Zimbabwe 69 2005
87 Kazakhstan 68 2005
88 Namibia 67 2005
89 Moldova 66 2005
90 Romania 65 2005
91 Eritrea 64 2005
92 Georgia 63 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 62.12 2005
93 Russia 62 2005
94 Malaysia 61 2005
95 Bhutan 60 2005
96 Madagascar 59 2005
97 Jordan 58 2005
98 Yemen 57 2005
99 Malawi 56 2005
100 Iran 55 2005
101 Sri Lanka 54 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 53.69 2005
102 El Salvador 53 2005
103 Belarus 52 2005
104 Mongolia 51 2005
105 Maldives 50 2005
106 Thailand 49 2005
107 Tanzania 48 2005
108 China 47 2005
109 Portugal 46 2005
110 Botswana 45 2005
111 Azerbaijan 44 2005
112 Croatia 43 2005
113 Zambia 42 2005
114 Chile 41 2005
115 Jamaica 40 2005
116 Ukraine 39 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 38.5 2005
117 South Africa 38 2005
118 Turkey 37 2005
European Union average (profile) 36.6 2005
119 Armenia 36 2005
120 Austria 35 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 34.6 2005
121 Canada 34 2005
122 Uganda 33 2005
123 Ireland 32 2005
124 Hungary 31 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 30.62 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 30.5 2005
125 United Kingdom 30 2005
126 Morocco 29 2005
127 Ghana 28 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 27.29 2005
128 Taiwan 27 2005
129 Mauritius 26 2005
130 Germany 25 2005
131 Spain 24 2005
132 Finland 23 2005
133 Nicaragua 22 2005
134 Czech Republic 21 2005
135 Netherlands 20 2005
136 Estonia 19 2005
137 South Korea 18 2005
138 Belgium 17 2005
139 Hong Kong 16 2005
140 Latvia 15 2005
141 Sweden 14 2005
142 France 13 2005
143 Australia 12 2005
144 Singapore 11 2005
145 United States 10 2005
146 Switzerland 9 2005
147 Greece 8 2005
148 Lithuania 7 2005
149 Tunisia 6 2005
150 Iceland 5 2005
151 New Zealand 4 2005
152 Japan 3 2005
153 Denmark 2 2005
154 Norway 1 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Enforcing Contracts > Index ranking. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Doing Business, Economy Rankings, 2005. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Entrepreneurship/Enforcing-Contracts/Index-ranking

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