ECUADOR
Region: LATIN AMERICA AND CARRIBEAN
128
of
81
Global Rank: 
22
of
12
Region Rank:

Ecuador was welcomed back to the Index in 2016 due to recently published data. Scoring an IPRI of 4.8 it is 12th in the Latin America and Caribbean region and 81st in the world. Ecuador is classified by the IMF as part of the Latin America and the Caribbean group and by the World Bank as an upper-middle income nation. Ecuador is a member of the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC).

The Legal and Political Environment Subindex score is 3.3 with scores of 5.0 in Political Stability, 2.9 in Rule of Law, 3.4 in Control of Corruption, and 1.8 in Judicial Independence. The Physical Property Rights Subindex score is 5.9 with scores of 4.9 in Property Rights, 4.0 in Ease of Access to Loans, and 8.7 in Registering Property. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex score is 5.1 with scores of 4.6 in Intellectual Property Protection, 7.5 in Patent Protection, and 3.2 in Copyright Piracy Level.

IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.8 81 of 128 12 of 22
Legal and Political 3.3 113 of 128 18 of 22
Physical 5.9 60 of 128 7 of 22
Intellectual 5.1 62 of 128 10 of 22


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 3.3 113 of 128 18 of 22
Judicial Independence 1.8 122 of 128 19 of 22
Rule of Law 2.9 121 of 128 19 of 22
Political Stability 5.0 66 of 128 9 of 22
Control of Corruption 3.4 108 of 128 18 of 22


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.9 60 of 128 7 of 22
Protection of Physical Property 4.9 86 of 128 12 of 22
Registering Property 8.7 82 of 127 11 of 22
Access to Loan 4.0 32 of 128 4 of 22


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.1 62 of 128 10 of 22
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 4.6 71 of 128 8 of 22
Patent Protection 7.5 40 of 108 2 of 22
Copyright Protection 3.2 65 of 104 7 of 18
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