KUWAIT
Region: MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
128
of
62
Global Rank: 
18
of
10
Region Rank:

Kuwait’s IPRI score remained the same at 5.2 placing it 10th in the Middle East and North Africa region and 62nd in the world. Kuwait is classified by the IMF as part of the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP) group and by the World Bank as a non OECD high income nation. It is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
The Legal and Political Environment Subindex for Kuwait decreased by 0.2 to 5.3, with component scores of 6.5 in Judicial Independence, 5.1 in Rule of Law, 5.3 in Political Stability, and 4.5 in Control of Corruption. The Physical Property Rights Subindex decreased by 0.1 to 5.8 with component scores of 5.6 in Property Rights, 8.4 on Registering Property, and 3.5 in Ease of Access to Loans. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.1 to 4.3, with component scores to 4.4 on Intellectual Property Protection, 4.2 on Copyright Piracy Level, and no score on Patent Protection due to a lack of available information.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.2 62 of 128 10 of 18
Legal and Political 5.3 49 of 128 8 of 18
Physical 5.8 62 of 128 10 of 18
Intellectual 4.3 90 of 128 12 of 18


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.3 49 of 128 8 of 18
Judicial Independence 6.5 34 of 128 5 of 18
Rule of Law 5.1 57 of 128 10 of 18
Political Stability 5.3 55 of 128 5 of 18
Control of Corruption 4.5 64 of 128 12 of 18


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.8 62 of 128 10 of 18
Protection of Physical Property 5.6 56 of 128 12 of 18
Registering Property 8.4 95 of 127 15 of 18
Access to Loan 3.5 45 of 128 7 of 18


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.3 90 of 128 12 of 18
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 4.4 78 of 128 10 of 18
Patent Protection
Copyright Protection 4.2 50 of 104 8 of 17
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