Doing Business, getting credit, strength of legal rights index

scale 0-10, 2005–2014

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    2005 Ranking
    1. Hong Kong 10.00
    2. Kenya 10.00
    3. Singapore 10.00
    4. Malaysia 10.00
    5. New Zealand 10.00
    6. United Kingdom 10.00
    7. Latvia 10.00
    8. Ireland 9.00
    9. Puerto Rico 9.00
    10. Bulgaria 9.00
    11. Israel 9.00
    12. United States 9.00
    13. Zambia 9.00
    14. Nigeria 9.00
    15. Australia 9.00
    16. Albania 9.00
    17. Germany 8.00
    18. Finland 8.00
    19. Romania 8.00
    20. Poland 8.00
    21. Switzerland 8.00
    22. Moldova 8.00
    23. Jamaica 8.00
    24. Denmark 8.00
    25. Nepal 8.00
    26. Slovakia 8.00
    27. Fiji 7.00
    28. Hungary 7.00
    29. Czech Republic 7.00
    30. Zimbabwe 7.00
    31. Iceland 7.00
    32. Tonga 7.00
    33. Austria 7.00
    34. Bangladesh 7.00
    35. Uganda 7.00
    36. Namibia 7.00
    37. Malawi 7.00
    38. Tanzania 7.00
    39. Canada 7.00
    40. South Africa 7.00
    41. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 6.00
    42. India 6.00
    43. Kiribati 6.00
    44. South Korea 6.00
    45. Mauritius 6.00
    46. Kyrgyzstan 6.00
    47. Mongolia 6.00
    48. Honduras 6.00
    49. Lesotho 6.00
    50. Netherlands 6.00
    51. Sweden 6.00
    52. Norway 6.00
    53. Estonia 6.00
    54. Pakistan 6.00
    55. Samoa 6.00
    56. Serbia 6.00
    57. Bhutan 6.00
    58. Ghana 6.00
    59. Botswana 6.00
    60. Spain 6.00
    61. Vietnam 5.00
    62. Vanuatu 5.00
    63. Ukraine 5.00
    64. Turkey 5.00
    65. Slovenia 5.00
    66. Thailand 5.00
    67. Marshall Islands 5.00
    68. Sierra Leone 5.00
    69. Mexico 5.00
    70. Micronesia 5.00
    71. Russia 5.00
    72. Panama 5.00
    73. Papua New Guinea 5.00
    74. Lithuania 5.00
    75. Azerbaijan 5.00
    76. Iran 5.00
    77. Georgia 5.00
    78. Belgium 5.00
    79. Japan 5.00
    80. El Salvador 5.00
    81. Colombia 5.00
    82. Armenia 5.00
    83. Indonesia 5.00
    84. Solomon Islands 4.00
    85. Chile 4.00
    86. Argentina 4.00
    87. Ethiopia 4.00
    88. Oman 4.00
    89. Philippines 4.00
    90. Uruguay 4.00
    91. Croatia 4.00
    92. Greece 4.00
    93. Guatemala 4.00
    94. Maldives 4.00
    95. Guyana 4.00
    96. Sudan 4.00
    97. United Arab Emirates 4.00
    98. Taiwan 4.00
    99. Senegal 3.00
    100. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.00
    101. Costa Rica 3.00
    102. Saudi Arabia 3.00
    103. Togo 3.00
    104. Brazil 3.00
    105. Chad 3.00
    106. Congo (Brazzaville) 3.00
    107. Congo (Kinshasa) 3.00
    108. Central African Republic 3.00
    109. Burkina Faso 3.00
    110. Cameroon 3.00
    111. China 3.00
    112. Sri Lanka 3.00
    113. Lebanon 3.00
    114. Peru 3.00
    115. Ivory Coast 3.00
    116. Mozambique 3.00
    117. Kuwait 3.00
    118. Algeria 3.00
    119. Angola 3.00
    120. Mali 3.00
    121. Italy 3.00
    122. Mauritania 3.00
    123. Iraq 3.00
    124. Dominican Republic 3.00
    125. Morocco 3.00
    126. Guinea 3.00
    127. Nicaragua 3.00
    128. Niger 3.00
    129. France 3.00
    130. Egypt 3.00
    131. Paraguay 3.00
    132. Benin 3.00
    133. Portugal 3.00
    134. Tunisia 3.00
    135. Venezuela 2.00
    136. Belarus 2.00
    137. Uzbekistan 2.00
    138. Yemen 2.00
    139. Rwanda 2.00
    140. Timor Leste 2.00
    141. Burundi 2.00
    142. Saint Thomas and Principe 2.00
    143. Laos 2.00
    144. Ecuador 2.00
    145. Eritrea 2.00
    146. Haiti 2.00
    147. Jordan 2.00
    148. Madagascar 2.00
    149. Kazakhstan 2.00
    150. Syria 1.00
    151. Palau 1.00
    152. West Bank and Gaza 1.00
    153. Afghanistan 1.00
    2014 Ranking
    1. Montenegro 10.00
    2. Malaysia 10.00
    3. Kyrgyzstan 10.00
    4. Singapore 10.00
    5. Latvia 10.00
    6. Kenya 10.00
    7. New Zealand 10.00
    8. Australia 10.00
    9. United Kingdom 10.00
    10. Hong Kong 10.00
    11. Romania 9.00
    12. Albania 9.00
    13. Puerto Rico 9.00
    14. Bulgaria 9.00
    15. Poland 9.00
    16. Solomon Islands 9.00
    17. Moldova 9.00
    18. Dominica 9.00
    19. Cyprus 9.00
    20. Marshall Islands 9.00
    21. Israel 9.00
    22. Ireland 9.00
    23. Barbados 9.00
    24. Tonga 9.00
    25. Trinidad and Tobago 9.00
    26. Bahamas 9.00
    27. Georgia 9.00
    28. Ukraine 9.00
    29. Micronesia 9.00
    30. Vanuatu 9.00
    31. Zambia 9.00
    32. Denmark 9.00
    33. Nigeria 8.10
    34. Liberia 8.00
    35. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 8.00
    36. Jamaica 8.00
    37. Finland 8.00
    38. Ghana 8.00
    39. Kosovo 8.00
    40. Honduras 8.00
    41. Switzerland 8.00
    42. Palau 8.00
    43. Guatemala 8.00
    44. Rwanda 8.00
    45. Cambodia 8.00
    46. Serbia 8.00
    47. Slovakia 8.00
    48. Nepal 8.00
    49. Sweden 8.00
    50. United States 7.80
    51. Namibia 7.00
    52. Vietnam 7.00
    53. Hungary 7.00
    54. Uganda 7.00
    55. Iceland 7.00
    56. Tanzania 7.00
    57. South Africa 7.00
    58. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 7.00
    59. Saint Lucia 7.00
    60. Sierra Leone 7.00
    61. Lithuania 7.00
    62. Samoa 7.00
    63. Malawi 7.00
    64. Peru 7.00
    65. Afghanistan 7.00
    66. Zimbabwe 7.00
    67. Fiji 7.00
    68. Antigua and Barbuda 7.00
    69. Canada 7.00
    70. Grenada 7.00
    71. Austria 7.00
    72. Germany 7.00
    73. Croatia 7.00
    74. Belize 7.00
    75. Estonia 7.00
    76. Brunei 7.00
    77. Chile 6.00
    78. Guinea Bissau 6.00
    79. Norway 6.00
    80. Congo (Brazzaville) 6.00
    81. Niger 6.00
    82. Comoros 6.00
    83. Congo (Kinshasa) 6.00
    84. Mongolia 6.00
    85. Ivory Coast 6.00
    86. Mauritius 6.00
    87. Chad 6.00
    88. Senegal 6.00
    89. Central African Republic 6.00
    90. Cameroon 6.00
    91. Mali 6.00
    92. Burkina Faso 6.00
    93. Botswana 6.00
    94. Spain 6.00
    95. Saint Kitts and Nevis 6.00
    96. Bhutan 6.00
    97. Benin 6.00
    98. Swaziland 6.00
    99. Togo 6.00
    100. Armenia 6.00
    101. Czech Republic 6.00
    102. Guinea 6.00
    103. Gabon 6.00
    104. Lesotho 6.00
    105. Kiribati 6.00
    106. Equatorial Guinea 6.00
    107. South Korea 6.00
    108. India 5.90
    109. Bangladesh 5.60
    110. Mexico 5.30
    111. Sri Lanka 5.00
    112. France 5.00
    113. Iran 5.00
    114. Papua New Guinea 5.00
    115. Panama 5.00
    116. Pakistan 5.00
    117. Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.00
    118. Colombia 5.00
    119. Saudi Arabia 5.00
    120. China 5.00
    121. Belgium 5.00
    122. Gambia 5.00
    123. Azerbaijan 5.00
    124. Netherlands 5.00
    125. Turkey 5.00
    126. Thailand 5.00
    127. Taiwan 5.00
    128. El Salvador 5.00
    129. Japan 5.00
    130. Indonesia 4.60
    131. Russia 4.40
    132. Suriname 4.00
    133. Tunisia 4.00
    134. Sudan 4.00
    135. Greece 4.00
    136. United Arab Emirates 4.00
    137. Argentina 4.00
    138. Uruguay 4.00
    139. Guyana 4.00
    140. Slovenia 4.00
    141. Maldives 4.00
    142. Seychelles 4.00
    143. Ethiopia 4.00
    144. Burma (Myanmar) 4.00
    145. Oman 4.00
    146. Philippines 4.00
    147. Luxembourg 4.00
    148. Angola 3.00
    149. Nicaragua 3.00
    150. Egypt 3.00
    151. Costa Rica 3.00
    152. Bahrain 3.00
    153. Morocco 3.00
    154. Mozambique 3.00
    155. Mauritania 3.00
    156. Kazakhstan 3.00
    157. Belarus 3.00
    158. Dominican Republic 3.00
    159. Cape Verde 3.00
    160. Lebanon 3.00
    161. Burundi 3.00
    162. Laos 3.00
    163. Haiti 3.00
    164. Malta 3.00
    165. Iraq 3.00
    166. Algeria 3.00
    167. Kuwait 3.00
    168. Portugal 3.00
    169. South Sudan 3.00
    170. Qatar 3.00
    171. Italy 3.00
    172. Paraguay 3.00
    173. Venezuela 2.00
    174. Uzbekistan 2.00
    175. Yemen 2.00
    176. San Marino 2.00
    177. Madagascar 2.00
    178. Ecuador 2.00
    179. Timor Leste 2.00
    180. Tajikistan 2.00
    181. Syria 2.00
    182. Eritrea 2.00
    183. Saint Thomas and Principe 2.00
    184. Jordan 2.00
    185. Djibouti 2.00
    186. Brazil 1.80
    187. West Bank and Gaza 1.00
    188. Libya 1.00

    The strength of legal rights index includes aspects related to legal rights in collateral law and bankruptcy law. The index ranges from 0 to 10, with higher scores indicating that collateral and bankruptcy laws are better designed to expand access to credit. The scale of score-giving was changed in 2014 to a “0-12 scale,” with two scores being given to each country in 2014 to reflect both the old and the new scale.

    Source: World Bank