SWAZILAND
Region: AFRICA
128
of
75
Global Rank: 
27
of
8
Region Rank:

Swaziland’s IPRI decreased by 0.1 to 4.8 placing it 8th in the Africa region and 75th in the world. Swaziland is classified by the IMF as part of the Sub-Saharan Africa group and the World Bank as a lower-middle income country. It is a member of the South African Development Community (SADC)
The Legal and Political Environment Subindex decreased by 0.3 to 3.9 with scores of 3.1 in Judicial Independence, 4.4 in Rule of Law, 4.0 in Political Stability, and 4.3 in Control of Corruption. The Physical Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.1 to 6.0 with scores of 5.9 in Property Rights, 9.2 in Registering Property, and 2.8 in Ease of Access to Loans. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex decreased by 0.3 to 4.5 with scores of 4.1 in Intellectual Property Protection, 4.9 in Patent Protection, and no score Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.8 75 of 128 8 of 27
Legal and Political 3.9 89 of 128 13 of 27
Physical 6.0 53 of 128 6 of 27
Intellectual 4.5 83 of 128 14 of 27


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 3.9 89 of 128 13 of 27
Judicial Independence 3.1 101 of 128 20 of 27
Rule of Law 4.4 75 of 128 8 of 27
Political Stability 4.0 90 of 128 13 of 27
Control of Corruption 4.3 70 of 128 7 of 27


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 6.0 53 of 128 6 of 27
Protection of Physical Property 5.9 46 of 128 6 of 27
Registering Property 9.2 55 of 127 3 of 27
Access to Loan 2.8 75 of 128 10 of 27


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.5 83 of 128 14 of 27
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 4.1 89 of 128 15 of 27
Patent Protection 4.9 98 of 108 23 of 27
Copyright Protection
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5 SWITZERLAND 8.2
6 SINGAPORE 8.1
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8 JAPAN 8.1
9 NETHERLANDS 8.0
10 CANADA 8.0
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