NICARAGUA
Region: LATIN AMERICA AND CARRIBEAN
128
of
114
Global Rank: 
22
of
20
Region Rank:

Nicaragua’s IPRI value decreased by 0.1 to 4.0 placing it 20th in Latin America and Caribbean and 114th in the world. Nicaragua is classified by the IMF as part of the Latin America and Caribbean group and the World Bank as a lower-middle income country. Paraguay is a member of the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) and the Central American Common Market (CACM).
Nicaragua’s Subindex for the Legal and Political Environment decreased by 0.3 to 3.2 with scores of 1.1 in Judicial Independence, 3.7 in Rule of Law, 4.9 in Political Stability, and 3.2 in Control of Corruption. The Subindex for Physical Property Rights increased by 0.1 to 5.0 with scores of 3.7 in Property Rights, 8.1 in Registering Property, and 3.1 in Ease of Access to Loans. The Subindex for Intellectual Property Rights decreased by 0.1 to 3.7 with scores of 3.3 in Intellectual Property Protection, 6.2 in Patent Protection, and 1.8 in Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.0 114 of 128 20 of 22
Legal and Political 3.2 114 of 128 19 of 22
Physical 5.0 106 of 128 19 of 22
Intellectual 3.7 108 of 128 19 of 22


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 3.2 114 of 128 19 of 22
Judicial Independence 1.1 126 of 128 21 of 22
Rule of Law 3.7 101 of 128 14 of 22
Political Stability 4.9 68 of 128 11 of 22
Control of Corruption 3.2 111 of 128 19 of 22


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.0 106 of 128 19 of 22
Protection of Physical Property 3.7 114 of 128 19 of 22
Registering Property 8.1 107 of 127 16 of 22
Access to Loan 3.1 65 of 128 11 of 22


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 3.7 108 of 128 19 of 22
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 3.3 118 of 128 20 of 22
Patent Protection 6.2 72 of 108 14 of 22
Copyright Protection 1.8 90 of 104 16 of 18
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