JAMAICA
Region: LATIN AMERICA AND CARRIBEAN
128
of
51
Global Rank: 
22
of
4
Region Rank:

Jamaica’s IPRI score increased by 0.2 to 5.6 placing it 4th in the Latin America and Caribbean region and 51st in the world. Jamaica is classified by the IMF as a part of the Latin America and the Caribbean group and by the World Bank as an upper middle income nation. Jamaica is a member of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM).
Jamaica’s Legal and Political Environment Subindex increased by 0.1 to 5.0 with scores for 6.3 in Judicial Independence, 5.2 in Political Stability, 4.4 in Rule of Law, and 4.2 in Control of Corruption. The Physical Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.2 to 5.7 with scores of 5.8 in Property Rights, 2.0 in Ease of Access to Loans, and 9.4 in Registering Property. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.3 to 6.0 with scores of 5.3 in Intellectual Property Protection, 6.7 in Patent Protection, and no score for Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.6 51 of 128 4 of 22
Legal and Political 5.0 56 of 128 4 of 22
Physical 5.7 72 of 128 10 of 22
Intellectual 6.0 38 of 128 2 of 22


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.0 56 of 128 4 of 22
Judicial Independence 6.3 37 of 128 4 of 22
Rule of Law 4.4 78 of 128 7 of 22
Political Stability 5.2 58 of 128 7 of 22
Control of Corruption 4.2 72 of 128 6 of 22


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.7 72 of 128 10 of 22
Protection of Physical Property 5.8 47 of 128 5 of 22
Registering Property 9.4 47 of 127 4 of 22
Access to Loan 2.0 107 of 128 21 of 22


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 6.0 38 of 128 2 of 22
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 5.3 52 of 128 6 of 22
Patent Protection 6.7 57 of 108 11 of 22
Copyright Protection
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8 JAPAN 8.1
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