Doing Business, protecting minority investment, strength of minority investor protection index

scale 0-10, 2006–2014

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    2006 Ranking
    1. New Zealand 9.70
    2. Singapore 9.30
    3. Hong Kong 9.00
    4. Malaysia 8.70
    5. Ireland 8.70
    6. Canada 8.30
    7. United States 8.30
    8. South Africa 8.00
    9. United Kingdom 8.00
    10. Israel 8.00
    11. Mauritius 7.70
    12. Belgium 7.00
    13. Puerto Rico 7.00
    14. Japan 7.00
    15. Bangladesh 6.70
    16. Trinidad and Tobago 6.70
    17. Dominica 6.30
    18. Ghana 6.30
    19. Grenada 6.30
    20. Slovenia 6.30
    21. Denmark 6.30
    22. Pakistan 6.30
    23. Colombia 6.30
    24. Saint Kitts and Nevis 6.30
    25. Chile 6.30
    26. Saint Lucia 6.30
    27. Samoa 6.30
    28. Cambodia 6.30
    29. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 6.30
    30. Mongolia 6.30
    31. Norway 6.30
    32. Antigua and Barbuda 6.30
    33. Bulgaria 6.30
    34. Portugal 6.00
    35. South Korea 6.00
    36. Kiribati 6.00
    37. Italy 6.00
    38. Guyana 6.00
    39. Thailand 6.00
    40. Paraguay 5.70
    41. Fiji 5.70
    42. Indonesia 5.70
    43. Papua New Guinea 5.70
    44. Peru 5.70
    45. Latvia 5.70
    46. Poland 5.70
    47. India 5.70
    48. Finland 5.70
    49. Madagascar 5.70
    50. Sierra Leone 5.70
    51. Solomon Islands 5.70
    52. Zambia 5.70
    53. Saudi Arabia 5.70
    54. Seychelles 5.70
    55. Estonia 5.70
    56. Australia 5.70
    57. Turkey 5.30
    58. Vanuatu 5.30
    59. Jamaica 5.30
    60. West Bank and Gaza 5.30
    61. Nepal 5.30
    62. Romania 5.30
    63. Namibia 5.30
    64. Kyrgyzstan 5.30
    65. Moldova 5.30
    66. Angola 5.30
    67. Maldives 5.30
    68. Nigeria 5.30
    69. Brazil 5.30
    70. Taiwan 5.30
    71. France 5.30
    72. Malawi 5.30
    73. Sri Lanka 5.30
    74. Spain 5.30
    75. Iceland 5.30
    76. Lebanon 5.00
    77. Armenia 5.00
    78. Lithuania 5.00
    79. Argentina 5.00
    80. Germany 5.00
    81. Kuwait 5.00
    82. Austria 5.00
    83. Czech Republic 5.00
    84. Panama 5.00
    85. Oman 5.00
    86. Uruguay 5.00
    87. Slovakia 4.70
    88. Serbia 4.70
    89. Uganda 4.70
    90. Tanzania 4.70
    91. Russia 4.70
    92. Tonga 4.70
    93. Zimbabwe 4.70
    94. Bhutan 4.70
    95. Kenya 4.70
    96. Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.70
    97. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 4.30
    98. Timor Leste 4.30
    99. China 4.30
    100. Hungary 4.30
    101. Sweden 4.30
    102. Syria 4.30
    103. Iraq 4.30
    104. Netherlands 4.30
    105. Kazakhstan 4.30
    106. Philippines 4.30
    107. Botswana 4.30
    108. Belize 4.30
    109. Azerbaijan 4.30
    110. Georgia 4.30
    111. Bolivia 4.00
    112. United Arab Emirates 4.00
    113. Cape Verde 4.00
    114. Belarus 4.00
    115. Central African Republic 4.00
    116. Yemen 4.00
    117. Croatia 4.00
    118. Ecuador 4.00
    119. Dominican Republic 4.00
    120. Nicaragua 4.00
    121. Guinea Bissau 4.00
    122. Mozambique 4.00
    123. Mauritania 3.70
    124. Equatorial Guinea 3.70
    125. Cameroon 3.70
    126. Lesotho 3.70
    127. Uzbekistan 3.70
    128. Ukraine 3.30
    129. Congo (Brazzaville) 3.30
    130. Mali 3.30
    131. Niger 3.30
    132. Guinea 3.30
    133. Chad 3.30
    134. Marshall Islands 3.30
    135. Comoros 3.30
    136. Ivory Coast 3.30
    137. Saint Thomas and Principe 3.30
    138. Togo 3.30
    139. Burkina Faso 3.30
    140. Gabon 3.30
    141. Egypt 3.30
    142. Benin 3.30
    143. Tunisia 3.30
    144. Mexico 3.30
    145. Guatemala 3.30
    146. Jordan 3.00
    147. Switzerland 3.00
    148. Greece 3.00
    149. Iran 3.00
    150. Costa Rica 3.00
    151. Algeria 3.00
    152. Sudan 3.00
    153. Senegal 3.00
    154. Honduras 3.00
    155. Haiti 3.00
    156. Burundi 2.70
    157. Palau 2.70
    158. Morocco 2.70
    159. Rwanda 2.70
    160. Micronesia 2.70
    161. Eritrea 2.70
    162. Albania 2.70
    163. Gambia 2.70
    164. El Salvador 2.70
    165. Djibouti 2.30
    166. Congo (Kinshasa) 2.30
    167. Venezuela 2.30
    168. Vietnam 2.00
    169. Swaziland 2.00
    170. Suriname 2.00
    171. Laos 1.70
    172. Tajikistan 1.70
    173. Ethiopia 1.70
    174. Afghanistan 1.00
    2014 Ranking
    1. New Zealand 9.70
    2. Singapore 9.30
    3. Hong Kong 9.00
    4. Canada 8.70
    5. Malaysia 8.70
    6. Ireland 8.70
    7. United Kingdom 8.00
    8. Israel 8.00
    9. Colombia 8.00
    10. South Africa 8.00
    11. Mauritius 7.70
    12. Thailand 7.70
    13. Slovenia 7.30
    14. Georgia 7.30
    15. Peru 7.00
    16. Albania 7.00
    17. Belgium 7.00
    18. Puerto Rico 7.00
    19. Turkey 6.70
    20. Sierra Leone 6.70
    21. Saudi Arabia 6.70
    22. Trinidad and Tobago 6.70
    23. Tajikistan 6.70
    24. Kazakhstan 6.70
    25. South Korea 6.70
    26. Kyrgyzstan 6.70
    27. Chile 6.70
    28. Mongolia 6.70
    29. Azerbaijan 6.70
    30. Rwanda 6.70
    31. Norway 6.30
    32. Saint Lucia 6.30
    33. Samoa 6.30
    34. Saint Kitts and Nevis 6.30
    35. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 6.30
    36. Iceland 6.30
    37. Sweden 6.30
    38. Armenia 6.30
    39. Taiwan 6.30
    40. Grenada 6.30
    41. Ghana 6.30
    42. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 6.30
    43. Montenegro 6.30
    44. Dominica 6.30
    45. Denmark 6.30
    46. Bulgaria 6.30
    47. Cyprus 6.30
    48. Antigua and Barbuda 6.30
    49. Italy 6.00
    50. Cambodia 6.00
    51. Moldova 6.00
    52. Poland 6.00
    53. Guyana 6.00
    54. Sri Lanka 6.00
    55. Solomon Islands 6.00
    56. Botswana 6.00
    57. Kiribati 6.00
    58. Portugal 6.00
    59. Finland 5.70
    60. Seychelles 5.70
    61. Papua New Guinea 5.70
    62. Brunei 5.70
    63. Tunisia 5.70
    64. Australia 5.70
    65. Burundi 5.70
    66. Latvia 5.70
    67. Paraguay 5.70
    68. Zambia 5.70
    69. Romania 5.70
    70. Estonia 5.70
    71. Malta 5.70
    72. Lithuania 5.70
    73. Fiji 5.70
    74. Madagascar 5.70
    75. Maldives 5.30
    76. Angola 5.30
    77. Spain 5.30
    78. Kuwait 5.30
    79. Malawi 5.30
    80. Vanuatu 5.30
    81. Namibia 5.30
    82. Tanzania 5.30
    83. Jamaica 5.30
    84. United Arab Emirates 5.30
    85. Mozambique 5.30
    86. Panama 5.30
    87. Nepal 5.30
    88. Greece 5.30
    89. West Bank and Gaza 5.30
    90. France 5.30
    91. Uruguay 5.00
    92. Oman 5.00
    93. Czech Republic 5.00
    94. Dominican Republic 5.00
    95. Argentina 5.00
    96. Kenya 5.00
    97. Belarus 5.00
    98. Austria 5.00
    99. Lesotho 5.00
    100. Lebanon 5.00
    101. Bahrain 5.00
    102. Kosovo 5.00
    103. Germany 5.00
    104. Morocco 4.70
    105. Netherlands 4.70
    106. Slovakia 4.70
    107. Zimbabwe 4.70
    108. Serbia 4.70
    109. Bahamas 4.70
    110. Syria 4.70
    111. Bhutan 4.70
    112. Tonga 4.70
    113. Croatia 4.70
    114. Uganda 4.70
    115. Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.70
    116. Luxembourg 4.30
    117. Philippines 4.30
    118. San Marino 4.30
    119. Belize 4.30
    120. Qatar 4.30
    121. Swaziland 4.30
    122. Timor Leste 4.30
    123. Iraq 4.30
    124. Hungary 4.30
    125. Central African Republic 4.00
    126. Cape Verde 4.00
    127. Ukraine 4.00
    128. Bolivia 4.00
    129. Ecuador 4.00
    130. Nicaragua 4.00
    131. Yemen 4.00
    132. Guinea Bissau 4.00
    133. Uzbekistan 4.00
    134. Vietnam 3.70
    135. Liberia 3.70
    136. Cameroon 3.70
    137. Iran 3.70
    138. Egypt 3.70
    139. Mauritania 3.70
    140. Equatorial Guinea 3.70
    141. Guinea 3.30
    142. Gabon 3.30
    143. Congo (Brazzaville) 3.30
    144. Togo 3.30
    145. Ivory Coast 3.30
    146. Comoros 3.30
    147. Chad 3.30
    148. Saint Thomas and Principe 3.30
    149. Mali 3.30
    150. Burkina Faso 3.30
    151. Marshall Islands 3.30
    152. Benin 3.30
    153. Barbados 3.30
    154. Niger 3.30
    155. Guatemala 3.30
    156. El Salvador 3.00
    157. Senegal 3.00
    158. Switzerland 3.00
    159. Haiti 3.00
    160. Honduras 3.00
    161. Sudan 3.00
    162. Jordan 3.00
    163. Algeria 3.00
    164. Costa Rica 3.00
    165. Congo (Kinshasa) 2.70
    166. Gambia 2.70
    167. Eritrea 2.70
    168. Libya 2.70
    169. Micronesia 2.70
    170. Palau 2.70
    171. Djibouti 2.30
    172. Venezuela 2.30
    173. South Sudan 2.30
    174. Burma (Myanmar) 2.30
    175. Suriname 2.00
    176. Ethiopia 1.70
    177. Laos 1.70
    178. Afghanistan 1.00

    The strength of minority investor protection index is the average of the extent of conflict of interest regulation index and the extent of shareholder governance index. The index ranges from 0 to 10, rounded to the nearest decimal place, with higher values indicating stronger minority investor protections.

    Source: World Bank