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Former Spanish colonies Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Enforcing Contracts > Index ranking

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 Costa Rica 141 2005
2 Uruguay 139 2005
3 Honduras 136 2005
4 Dominican Republic 130 2005
5 Venezuela 129 2005
6 Panama 126 2005
7 Guatemala 117 2005
8 Peru 114 2005
9 Bolivia 112 2005
10 Paraguay 107 2005
11 Mexico 100 2005
12 Argentina 91 2005
13 Ecuador 90 2005
14 Philippines 89 2005
15 Colombia 83 2005
16 El Salvador 53 2005
17 Chile 41 2005
18 Nicaragua 22 2005

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Former Spanish colonies Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Enforcing Contracts > Index ranking

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