GHANA
Region: AFRICA
128
of
53
Global Rank: 
27
of
5
Region Rank:

Ghana’s IPRI score decreased by 0.1 to 5.5 placing it 5th in Africa and 53rd in the world. Ghana is classified by the IMF as part of the Sub-Saharan Africa group and by the World Bank as a lower-middle income nation. Ghana is a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The Legal and Political Environment Subindex score decreased 0.2 to 5.0 with scores of 5.5 in Judicial Independence, 4.7 in Political Stability, 5.0 in Rule of Law, and 4.6 in Control of Corruption. The Physical Property Rights Subindex remained the same at 5.7 with scores of 5.3 in Property Rights, 8.5 in Registering Property, and 3.2 in Ease of Access to Loans. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex decreased by 0.2 to 5.7 with scores of 4.8 in Intellectual Property Protection, 6.7 in Patent Protection, and no score for Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.5 53 of 128 5 of 27
Legal and Political 5.0 58 of 128 5 of 27
Physical 5.7 74 of 128 8 of 27
Intellectual 5.7 45 of 128 3 of 27


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.0 58 of 128 5 of 27
Judicial Independence 5.5 45 of 128 5 of 27
Rule of Law 5.0 59 of 128 5 of 27
Political Stability 4.7 74 of 128 10 of 27
Control of Corruption 4.6 62 of 128 6 of 27


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.7 74 of 128 8 of 27
Protection of Physical Property 5.3 68 of 128 11 of 27
Registering Property 8.5 89 of 127 14 of 27
Access to Loan 3.2 57 of 128 7 of 27


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.7 45 of 128 3 of 27
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 4.8 69 of 128 10 of 27
Patent Protection 6.7 58 of 108 2 of 27
Copyright Protection
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