INVESTOR PROTECTION BY COUNTRY


STRENGTH OF INVESTOR PROTECTION BY COUNTRY


The "Strength of Investor Protection" Indicator is officially measured by the World Bank and represents a combination of three sub-indices:

  1. The Extent of Disclosure Index
  2. The Extent of Director Liability Index
  3. The Ease of Shareholder Suits Index


For details on how the "Strength of Investor Protection Index" and its sub-indices are calculated, please visit the World Bank's official DoingBusiness.org website.

The original "investor protection" figures have been indexed to a 0-1 scale for the Financial Freedom Index.




MAP OF COUNTRIES BY INVESTOR PROTECTION


Dark Blue = Strong Investor Protection // Light Blue = Weak Investor Protection
STRENGTH OF INVESTOR PROTECTION
RANKING COUNTRY STRENGTH OF INVESTOR PROTECTION
1 New Zealand 1
2 Singapore 0.95
3 Hong Kong 0.92
4 Canada 0.89
4 Malaysia 0.89
6 Colombia 0.84
6 Ireland 0.84
6 Israel 0.84
6 United States 0.84
10 Kazakhstan 0.8
10 South Africa 0.8
10 United Kingdom 0.8
13 Kyrgistan 0.77
13 Mauritius 0.77
13 Peru 0.77
13 Thailand 0.77
17 Albania 0.72
17 Slovenia 0.72
19 Belgium 0.69
19 Georgia 0.69
19 Japan 0.69
19 Macedonia 0.69
19 Saudi Arabia 0.69
24 Armenia 0.66
24 Azerbaijan 0.66
24 Bangladesh 0.66
24 Mongolia 0.66
24 Norway 0.66
24 Tajikistan 0.66
24 Trinidad and Tobago 0.66
31 Antigua and Barbuda 0.61
31 Chile 0.61
31 Cyprus 0.61
31 Denmark 0.61
31 Dominica 0.61
31 Grenada 0.61
31 Kuwait 0.61
31 Montenegro 0.61
31 Pakistan 0.61
31 Rwanda 0.61
31 Samoa 0.61
31 Sierra Leone 0.61
31 St. Kitts and Nevis 0.61
31 St. Lucia 0.61
31 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.61
31 Sweden 0.61
31 Taiwan 0.61
48 Botswana 0.57
48 Bulgaria 0.57
48 Burundi 0.57
48 Fiji 0.57
48 Ghana 0.57
48 Iceland 0.57
48 India 0.57
48 Indonesia 0.57
48 Italy 0.57
48 Kiribati 0.57
48 Mexico 0.57
48 Mozambique 0.57
48 Papua New Guinea 0.57
48 Poland 0.57
48 Portugal 0.57
48 Romania 0.57
48 Solomon Islands 0.57
48 South Korea 0.57
48 Sri Lanka 0.57
48 Tunisia 0.57
68 Angola 0.54
68 Australia 0.54
68 Estonia 0.54
68 Finland 0.54
68 Latvia 0.54
68 Lithuania 0.54
68 Madagascar 0.54
68 Malta 0.54
68 Nigeria 0.54
68 Paraguay 0.54
68 Seychelles 0.54
68 Turkey 0.54
80 Algeria 0.49
80 Bahrain 0.49
80 Belarus 0.49
80 Brazil 0.49
80 Cambodia 0.49
80 Egypt 0.49
80 France 0.49
80 Guyana 0.49
80 Jamaica 0.49
80 Malawi 0.49
80 Maldives 0.49
80 Moldova 0.49
80 Namibia 0.49
80 Nepal 0.49
80 Panama 0.49
80 Serbia 0.49
80 Vanuatu 0.49
80 Zambia 0.49
98 Austria 0.46
98 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.46
98 China 0.46
98 Czech Republic 0.46
98 Dominican Republic 0.46
98 Germany 0.46
98 Kenya 0.46
98 Kosovo 0.46
98 Lebanon 0.46
98 Lesotho 0.46
98 Morocco 0.46
98 Nicaragua 0.46
98 Oman 0.46
98 Qatar 0.46
98 Spain 0.46
98 Switzerland 0.46
98 Tanzania 0.46
98 Uruguay 0.46
116 Argentina 0.43
116 Bahamas 0.43
116 Brunei 0.43
116 Eritrea 0.43
116 Greece 0.43
116 Netherlands 0.43
116 Russia 0.43
116 Slovakia 0.43
116 Syria 0.43
116 Tonga 0.43
116 Ukraine 0.43
127 Belize 0.38
127 Cameroon 0.38
127 Ethiopia 0.38
127 Hungary 0.38
127 Iraq 0.38
127 Jordan 0.38
127 Luxembourg 0.38
127 Philipines 0.38
127 Swaziland 0.38
127 United Arab Emirates 0.38
127 Zimbabwe 0.38
138 Bolivia 0.34
138 Cape Verde 0.34
138 Central African Republic 0.34
138 Comoros 0.34
138 Croatia 0.34
138 East Timor 0.34
138 Ecuador 0.34
138 Guinea Bissau 0.34
138 Uganda 0.34
138 Uzbekistan 0.34
138 Yemen 0.34
149 Bhutan 0.31
149 Burkina Faso 0.31
149 Equatorial Guinea 0.31
149 Iran 0.31
149 Liberia 0.31
149 Mali 0.31
149 Mauritania 0.31
149 Togo 0.31
157 Benin 0.26
157 Chad 0.26
157 Congo 0.26
157 Democratic Republic of Congo 0.26
157 Gabon 0.26
157 Guatemala 0.26
157 Ivory Coast 0.26
157 Marshall Islands 0.26
157 Niger 0.26
157 Sao Tome and Principe 0.26
157 Sudan 0.26
168 Barbados 0.23
168 Costa Rica 0.23
168 El Salvador 0.23
168 Haiti 0.23
168 Honduras 0.23
168 Liechtenstein 0.23
168 Senegal 0.23
168 Vietnam 0.23
176 Gambia 0.2
176 Guinea 0.2
176 Micronesia 0.2
176 Palau 0.2
180 Djibouti 0.15
180 Venezuela 0.15
182 Suriname 0.11
183 Laos 0.08
184 Afghanistan 0

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