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Congo, Dem. Rep.



Global Rank


Regional Rank



Region: Africa

Global Rank: 124 of 129

Region Rank: 27 of 28


Congo’s IPRI score decreased by -0.199 to 3.545 placing it 27th in the Africa region and 124th in the world. The Congo is classified by the IMF as part of the Sub-Saharan Africa group and by the World Bank as a Low income country.

Congo’s Legal and Political Subindex score decreased by -0.082 to 1.805 with scores of 2.227 in Judicial Independence, 1.620 in Rule of Law, 2.164 in Control of Corruption, and 1.207 in Political Stability.

Congo’s Physical Property Rights Subindex decreased by -0.176 to 5.064 with scores of 3.435 in Perception of Property Rights Protection, 8.720 in Registering Property, and 3.038 in Ease of Access to Loans.

Congo’s Intellectual Property Rights Subindex score decreased by -0.339 to 3.766 with scores of 3.316 in Perception of Intellectual Property Protection, 4.22 in Patent Protection, and data in Copyright Protection.

Congo is a member of the following regional integration agreements

  • Southern African Development Community
  • The Economic Community of Central African States

Congo, Dem. Rep. - IPRI Overall Score

Congo, Dem. Rep. - IPRI Overall Score

  • 1: IPRI
  • 2: Legal and Political Subindex
  • 3. Judicial Independence
  • 4. Rule of Law
  • 5. Control of Corruption
  • 6. Political Stability
  • 7. Physical Property Rights Subindex
  • 8. Property Rights Protection
  • 9. Registering Property
  • 10. Ease of Access to Loans
  • 11. Intellectual Property Rights Subindex
  • 12. Intellectual Property Rights
  • 13. Patent Protection
  • 14. Copyright Piracy

Congo, Dem. Rep. - IPRI Overall Score

Congo, Dem. Rep. - Legal and Political Environmental

Congo, Dem. Rep. - Physical Property Rights

Congo, Dem. Rep. - Intellectual Property Rights