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

DEFINITION: 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 Singapore 10 2009
=1 Kyrgyzstan 10 2009
=1 Kenya 10 2009
=1 New Zealand 10 2009
=1 Malaysia 10 2009
=6 Poland 9 2009
=6 Zambia 9 2009
=6 Latvia 9 2009
=6 South Africa 9 2009
=6 Ukraine 9 2009
=6 Cyprus 9 2009
=6 Albania 9 2009
=6 The Bahamas 9 2009
=6 United Kingdom 9 2009
=6 Israel 9 2009
=6 Denmark 9 2009
=6 Australia 9 2009
=6 Vanuatu 9 2009
=6 Slovakia 9 2009
=6 Dominica 9 2009
=21 Namibia 8 2009
=21 Grenada 8 2009
=21 Switzerland 8 2009
=21 Romania 8 2009
=21 Bulgaria 8 2009
=21 Vietnam 8 2009
=21 United States 8 2009
=21 Saint Lucia 8 2009
=21 India 8 2009
=21 Jamaica 8 2009
=21 Guatemala 8 2009
=21 Cambodia 8 2009
=21 Trinidad and Tobago 8 2009
=21 Moldova 8 2009
=21 Belize 8 2009
=21 Rwanda 8 2009
=21 Nigeria 8 2009
=21 Ireland 8 2009
=21 Tanzania 8 2009
=21 Serbia and Montenegro 8 2009
=41 Germany 7 2009
=41 Iceland 7 2009
=41 Antigua and Barbuda 7 2009
=41 Belgium 7 2009
=41 Puerto Rico 7 2009
=41 Brunei 7 2009
=41 Japan 7 2009
=41 Uganda 7 2009
=41 Austria 7 2009
=41 Tonga 7 2009
=41 Saint Kitts and Nevis 7 2009
=41 Peru 7 2009
=41 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7 2009
=41 Ghana 7 2009
=41 Botswana 7 2009
=41 Hungary 7 2009
=41 Fiji 7 2009
=41 Luxembourg 7 2009
=41 Bangladesh 7 2009
=41 Finland 7 2009
=41 Malawi 7 2009
=41 Norway 7 2009
=41 France 7 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 6.82 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 6.8 2009
64 European Union 6.73 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 6.71 2009
European Union average (profile) 6.7 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 6.59 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 6.59 2009
Europe average (profile) 6.53 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 6.43 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 6.42 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 6.41 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 6.15 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 6.1 2009
=65 Honduras 6 2009
=65 Croatia 6 2009
=65 Armenia 6 2009
=65 China 6 2009
=65 Mongolia 6 2009
=65 Czech Republic 6 2009
=65 Lesotho 6 2009
=65 Azerbaijan 6 2009
=65 Samoa 6 2009
=65 Pakistan 6 2009
=65 Spain 6 2009
=65 Zimbabwe 6 2009
=65 Nepal 6 2009
=65 Estonia 6 2009
=65 Georgia 6 2009
=65 Sierra Leone 6 2009
=65 Panama 6 2009
=65 Afghanistan 6 2009
=65 Netherlands 6 2009
=65 Swaziland 6 2009
=65 Canada 6 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 5.88 2009
South Asia average (profile) 5.8 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 5.64 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 5.45 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 5.17 2009
=86 The Gambia 5 2009
=86 Uruguay 5 2009
=86 Kiribati 5 2009
=86 Sweden 5 2009
=86 Slovenia 5 2009
=86 Lithuania 5 2009
=86 Mexico 5 2009
=86 Papua New Guinea 5 2009
=86 Suriname 5 2009
=86 Sudan 5 2009
=86 Colombia 5 2009
=86 El Salvador 5 2009
=86 Costa Rica 5 2009
=86 Mauritius 5 2009
=86 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 4.51 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 4.51 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 4.3 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 4.26 2009
failed states average (profile) 4.23 2009
=101 Sri Lanka 4 2009
=101 Guyana 4 2009
=101 Kazakhstan 4 2009
=101 Kuwait 4 2009
=101 Seychelles 4 2009
=101 Chile 4 2009
=101 Marshall Islands 4 2009
=101 Laos 4 2009
=101 United Arab Emirates 4 2009
=101 Oman 4 2009
=101 Argentina 4 2009
=101 Jordan 4 2009
=101 Maldives 4 2009
=101 Thailand 4 2009
=101 Bahrain 4 2009
=101 Turkey 4 2009
=101 Liberia 4 2009
=101 Ethiopia 4 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 3.2 2009
=119 Comoros 3 2009
=119 Tunisia 3 2009
=119 Democratic Republic of the Congo 3 2009
=119 Nicaragua 3 2009
=119 Guinea-Bissau 3 2009
=119 Iraq 3 2009
=119 Haiti 3 2009
=119 Algeria 3 2009
=119 Brazil 3 2009
=119 Niger 3 2009
=119 Chad 3 2009
=119 Russia 3 2009
=119 Mali 3 2009
=119 Togo 3 2009
=119 Benin 3 2009
=119 Cote d'Ivoire 3 2009
=119 Solomon Islands 3 2009
=119 Equatorial Guinea 3 2009
=119 Gabon 3 2009
=119 Saudi Arabia 3 2009
=119 Paraguay 3 2009
=119 Greece 3 2009
=119 Mauritania 3 2009
=119 Senegal 3 2009
=119 Italy 3 2009
=119 Qatar 3 2009
=119 Lebanon 3 2009
=119 Morocco 3 2009
=119 Philippines 3 2009
=119 Ecuador 3 2009
=119 Guinea 3 2009
=119 Portugal 3 2009
=119 Central African Republic 3 2009
=119 Indonesia 3 2009
=119 Dominican Republic 3 2009
=119 Tajikistan 3 2009
=119 Congo, Republic of the 3 2009
=119 Burkina Faso 3 2009
=119 Cameroon 3 2009
=158 Bhutan 2 2009
=158 Burundi 2 2009
=158 Belarus 2 2009
=158 Mozambique 2 2009
=158 Eritrea 2 2009
=158 Cape Verde 2 2009
=158 Sao Tome and Principe 2 2009
=158 Venezuela 2 2009
=158 Uzbekistan 2 2009
=158 Madagascar 2 2009
=168 Djibouti 1 2009
=168 Bolivia 1 2009
=168 Syria 1 2009
=168 East Timor 1 2009
172 Palau 0.0 2009

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