BENIN
Region: AFRICA
128
of
96
Global Rank: 
27
of
17
Region Rank:

This year Benin was re-added to the index due to newly available data. Benin earned an IPRI with a score 4.5 placing it 17th in Sub-Sahara Africa and 96th in the world. Benin is classified by the IMF as part of the Sub-Saharan group and by the World Bank as a low income nation. It is a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Benin’s Legal and Political Environment Subindex score is 4.1, composed of 4.1 in Judicial Independence, 5.1 in Political Stability, 3.4 in Control of Corruption, and 3.9 in Rule of Law. The score for Physical Property Rights Subindex is 4.3, composed of a 4.8 in Property Rights, 6.1 in Registering Property, and 2.0 in Ease of Access to Loans. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex score is 5.1, composed of a 4.6 in Intellectual Property Protection, 5.5 in Patent Protection, and data was unavailable to rank the Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.5 96 of 128 17 of 27
Legal and Political 4.1 82 of 128 9 of 27
Physical 4.3 121 of 128 25 of 27
Intellectual 5.1 65 of 128 5 of 27


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.1 82 of 128 9 of 27
Judicial Independence 4.1 79 of 128 13 of 27
Rule of Law 3.9 94 of 128 15 of 27
Political Stability 5.1 63 of 128 6 of 27
Control of Corruption 3.4 102 of 128 16 of 27


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.3 121 of 128 25 of 27
Protection of Physical Property 4.8 92 of 128 16 of 27
Registering Property 6.1 126 of 127 27 of 27
Access to Loan 2.0 104 of 128 19 of 27


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.1 65 of 128 5 of 27
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 4.6 72 of 128 11 of 27
Patent Protection 5.5 87 of 108 14 of 27
Copyright Protection
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