QATAR
Region: MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
128
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20
Global Rank: 
18
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Region Rank:

This year Qatar’s IPRI score decreased by 0.1 to 7.4 placing it 1st in the Middle East and North Africa region and 20th in the world. Qatar is classified by the IMF as part of the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP) group and World Bank as a high income non-OECD country. Qatar is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Nations (OPEC).
Qatar’s Subindex for the Legal and Political Environment decreased by 0.2 to 7.3 with scores of 8.2 in Judicial Independence, 7.0 in Rule of Law, 7.0 in Political Stability, and 7.2 in Control of Corruption. The Subindex for Physical Property Rights remained the same at 8.2 with component scores of 8.3 in Property rights, 9.5 in Registering Property, and 6.8 in Ease of Access to Loans. The Subindex for Intellectual Property Rights decreased by 0.1 to 6.6 with scores of 8.1 in Intellectual Property Protection, data was unavailable to score Patent Protection, and 5.1 in Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.4 20 of 128 1 of 18
Legal and Political 7.3 21 of 128 1 of 18
Physical 8.2 1 of 128 1 of 18
Intellectual 6.6 30 of 128 3 of 18


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.3 21 of 128 1 of 18
Judicial Independence 8.2 15 of 128 1 of 18
Rule of Law 7.0 30 of 128 3 of 18
Political Stability 7.0 20 of 128 1 of 18
Control of Corruption 7.2 26 of 128 2 of 18


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 8.2 1 of 128 1 of 18
Protection of Physical Property 8.3 13 of 128 1 of 18
Registering Property 9.5 31 of 127 8 of 18
Access to Loan 6.8 1 of 128 1 of 18


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 6.6 30 of 128 3 of 18
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 8.1 11 of 128 1 of 18
Patent Protection
Copyright Protection 5.1 37 of 104 4 of 17
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1 FINLAND 8.4
2 NEW ZEALAND 8.3
3 LUXEMBOURG 8.3
4 NORWAY 8.3
5 SWITZERLAND 8.2
6 SINGAPORE 8.1
7 SWEDEN 8.1
8 JAPAN 8.1
9 NETHERLANDS 8.0
10 CANADA 8.0
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