DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Region: LATIN AMERICA AND CARRIBEAN
128
of
95
Global Rank: 
22
of
15
Region Rank:

The Dominican Republic score increased by 0.1 to 4.5 placing it 15th in the Latin America and Caribbean region and 95th in the world. The Dominican Republic is classified by the IMF as a part of the Latin American and the Caribbean group and by the World Bank as an upper middle income nation. The Dominican Republic is a member of the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) political institution.
The Legal and Political Environment Subindex score increased by 0.1 to 3.9 with scores of 2.7 in Judicial Independence, 5.4 in Political Stability, 4.2 in Rule of Law, and 3.4 in Control of Corruption. The Physical Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.2 to 5.5 with scores of 5.0 in Property Rights, 3.0 in Ease of Access to Loans, and 8.5 in Registering Property. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.2 to 4.2 with scores of 4.4 in Intellectual Property Protection, 5.8 in Patent Protection, and 2.5 in Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.5 95 of 128 15 of 22
Legal and Political 3.9 90 of 128 10 of 22
Physical 5.5 81 of 128 12 of 22
Intellectual 4.2 95 of 128 16 of 22


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 3.9 90 of 128 10 of 22
Judicial Independence 2.7 114 of 128 16 of 22
Rule of Law 4.2 85 of 128 9 of 22
Political Stability 5.4 52 of 128 5 of 22
Control of Corruption 3.4 104 of 128 17 of 22


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.5 81 of 128 12 of 22
Protection of Physical Property 5.0 80 of 128 10 of 22
Registering Property 8.5 88 of 127 12 of 22
Access to Loan 3.0 70 of 128 13 of 22


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.2 95 of 128 16 of 22
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 4.4 80 of 128 11 of 22
Patent Protection 5.8 83 of 108 19 of 22
Copyright Protection 2.5 76 of 104 12 of 18
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5 SWITZERLAND 8.2
6 SINGAPORE 8.1
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8 JAPAN 8.1
9 NETHERLANDS 8.0
10 CANADA 8.0
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