MALAWI
Region: AFRICA
128
of
89
Global Rank: 
27
of
14
Region Rank:

Malawi’s IPRI score increased by 0.1 to 4.6 placing it 14th in the Africa region and 89th in the world. Malawi is classified by the IMF in the Sub-Saharan Africa group and by the World Bank as a low income nation. Malawi is a member of the South African Development Community (SADC).
Malawi’s Subindex for the Legal and Political Environment increased by 0.1 to 4.6 with scores of 5.1 in Judicial Independence, 4.4 in Rule of Law, 5.2 in Political Stability, and 3.5 in Control of Corruption. The Subindex for Physical Property Rights increased by 0.2 to 5.1 with scores of 5.3 in Property rights, 7.7 in Registering Property, and 2.2 in Ease of access to loans. The Subindex for Intellectual Property Rights remained the same at 4.2 with scores of 3.5 in Intellectual Property Protection, 4.9 in Patent Protection, and no score for Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.6 89 of 128 14 of 27
Legal and Political 4.6 65 of 128 8 of 27
Physical 5.1 100 of 128 14 of 27
Intellectual 4.2 97 of 128 19 of 27


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.6 65 of 128 8 of 27
Judicial Independence 5.1 54 of 128 7 of 27
Rule of Law 4.4 76 of 128 9 of 27
Political Stability 5.2 56 of 128 5 of 27
Control of Corruption 3.5 100 of 128 14 of 27


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.1 100 of 128 14 of 27
Protection of Physical Property 5.3 69 of 128 12 of 27
Registering Property 7.7 114 of 127 21 of 27
Access to Loan 2.2 102 of 128 18 of 27


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.2 97 of 128 19 of 27
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 3.5 108 of 128 20 of 27
Patent Protection 4.9 97 of 108 22 of 27
Copyright Protection
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