SIERRA LEONE
Region: AFRICA
128
of
102
Global Rank: 
27
of
19
Region Rank:

Sierra Leone’s IPRI score decreased by 0.1 to 4.2 placing it 19th in the Africa region and 102nd in the world. Sierra Leone is classified by the IMF as part of the Sub-Saharan Africa group and the World Bank as a low income country. It is a member of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Sierra Leone’s Subindex for the Legal and Political Environment decreased by 0.1 to 3.4 with scores of 2.8 in Judicial Independence, 3.2 in Rule of Law, 4.6 in Political Stability, and 3.1 in Control of Corruption. The Subindex for Physical Property Rights remained the same at 4.5 with scores of 3.9 in Property rights, 8.2 in Registering Property, and 1.4 in Ease of access to loans. The Subindex for Intellectual Property Rights decreased by 0.2 to 4.8 with scores of 3.4 in Intellectual property protection, 6.2 in Patent Protection, and no score for Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.2 102 of 128 19 of 27
Legal and Political 3.4 108 of 128 19 of 27
Physical 4.5 119 of 128 23 of 27
Intellectual 4.8 74 of 128 11 of 27


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 3.4 108 of 128 19 of 27
Judicial Independence 2.8 107 of 128 22 of 27
Rule of Law 3.2 116 of 128 23 of 27
Political Stability 4.6 79 of 128 11 of 27
Control of Corruption 3.1 117 of 128 21 of 27


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.5 119 of 128 23 of 27
Protection of Physical Property 3.9 113 of 128 22 of 27
Registering Property 8.2 103 of 127 18 of 27
Access to Loan 1.4 118 of 128 24 of 27


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.8 74 of 128 11 of 27
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 3.4 111 of 128 22 of 27
Patent Protection 6.2 68 of 108 5 of 27
Copyright Protection
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