LIBERIA
Region: AFRICA
128
of
73
Global Rank: 
27
of
6
Region Rank:

Liberia is welcomed back to the Index after a two-year hiatus due to unavailable data. Liberia’s IPRI score of 4.8 places it 6th in the Sub Saharan Africa region and 73rd in the World. The IMF classifies Liberia is in the Sub-Saharan Africa group and the World Bank places it in the Low income group. Liberia is a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Liberia’s Legal and Political Environment Subindex received a score of 4.0 with component scores of 5.4 in Judicial Independence, 3.3 in Rule of Law, 3.7 on Political Stability, and 3.4 in Control of Corruption. Liberia’s Physical Property Rights Subindex score is 5.6 with component scores of 5.7 in Property Rights, 8.5 in Registering Property, and 2.6 in Ease of Access to Loans. The Subindex score on Intellectual Property Rights is 5.0 with component scores of 4.8 in Intellectual Property Protection, 5.1 in Patent Protection, and no score for Copyright Piracy Level.

IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.8 73 of 128 6 of 27
Legal and Political 4.0 88 of 128 12 of 27
Physical 5.6 79 of 128 10 of 27
Intellectual 5.0 68 of 128 7 of 27


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.0 88 of 128 12 of 27
Judicial Independence 5.4 49 of 128 6 of 27
Rule of Law 3.3 113 of 128 21 of 27
Political Stability 3.7 97 of 128 17 of 27
Control of Corruption 3.4 101 of 128 15 of 27


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.6 79 of 128 10 of 27
Protection of Physical Property 5.7 52 of 128 7 of 27
Registering Property 8.5 90 of 127 15 of 27
Access to Loan 2.6 86 of 128 14 of 27


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.0 68 of 128 7 of 27
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 4.8 68 of 128 9 of 27
Patent Protection 5.1 92 of 108 18 of 27
Copyright Protection
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