CAMEROON
Region: AFRICA
128
of
111
Global Rank: 
27
of
21
Region Rank:

Cameroon’s IPRI score increased by 0.1 to 4.0 placing it 21st in Africa and 111th in the world. Cameroon is classified by the IMF as part of the Sub-Saharan Africa group and by the World Bank as a lower-middle income nation. It is a member of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Cameroon’s score in Legal and Political Environment Subindex remained the same at 3.1 with scores of 3.4 in Judicial Independence, 3.3 in Rule of Law, 3.1 in Political Stability, and 2.7 in Control of Corruption. The Physical Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.2 to 4.9 with scores of 4.9 in Property Rights, 7.2 in Registering Property, and 2.6 in Ease of Access to Loans. Intellectual Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.2 to 4.1 with scores of 4.8 in Intellectual Property Protection, 1.8 in Copyright Piracy Level, and 5.8 in Patent Protection.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.0 111 of 128 21 of 27
Legal and Political 3.1 116 of 128 22 of 27
Physical 4.9 110 of 128 18 of 27
Intellectual 4.1 99 of 128 20 of 27


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 3.1 116 of 128 22 of 27
Judicial Independence 3.4 94 of 128 18 of 27
Rule of Law 3.3 114 of 128 22 of 27
Political Stability 3.1 112 of 128 21 of 27
Control of Corruption 2.7 122 of 128 23 of 27


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.9 110 of 128 18 of 27
Protection of Physical Property 4.9 87 of 128 14 of 27
Registering Property 7.2 122 of 127 24 of 27
Access to Loan 2.6 87 of 128 15 of 27


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.1 99 of 128 20 of 27
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 4.8 64 of 128 8 of 27
Patent Protection 5.8 77 of 108 10 of 27
Copyright Protection 1.8 90 of 104 9 of 10
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