MAURITANIA
Region: AFRICA
128
of
119
Global Rank: 
27
of
24
Region Rank:

Mauritania’s IPRI score decreased by 0.1 to 3.7 placing it 24th in the Africa region and 119th globally. Mauritania is classified by the IMF as part of the Middle East North Africa, and Pakistan (MENAP) group and the World Bank as a lower-middle income nation. Mauritania is in the Arab Union.
Mauritania’s Subindex for the Legal and Political Environment remained the same at 3.0 with scores 1.7 in Judicial Independence, 3.4 in Rule of Law, 3.8 in Political Stability, and 3.2 in Control of Corruption. The Subindex for Physical Property Rights remained the same at 4.2 with scores of 2.5 in Property rights, 8.4 in Registering Property, and 1.7 in Ease of access to loans. The Subindex for Intellectual Property Rights decreased by 0.1 to 4.0 with scores of 1.8 in Intellectual property protection, 6.2 in Patent Protection, and no scores for Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 3.7 119 of 128 24 of 27
Legal and Political 3.0 118 of 128 23 of 27
Physical 4.2 123 of 128 26 of 27
Intellectual 4.0 103 of 128 22 of 27


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 3.0 118 of 128 23 of 27
Judicial Independence 1.7 124 of 128 26 of 27
Rule of Law 3.4 111 of 128 19 of 27
Political Stability 3.8 95 of 128 16 of 27
Control of Corruption 3.2 113 of 128 19 of 27


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.2 123 of 128 26 of 27
Protection of Physical Property 2.5 126 of 128 26 of 27
Registering Property 8.4 93 of 127 16 of 27
Access to Loan 1.7 112 of 128 22 of 27


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.0 103 of 128 22 of 27
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 1.8 127 of 128 27 of 27
Patent Protection 6.2 69 of 108 6 of 27
Copyright Protection
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