ZAMBIA
Region: AFRICA
128
of
77
Global Rank: 
27
of
9
Region Rank:

Zambia’s IPRI score increased by 0.1 to 4.8 placing it 9th in the Africa region and 77th in the world. Zambia is classified by the IMF as part of the Sub-Saharan Africa region and the World Bank as a lower-middle Income nation. Zambia is a member of the South Africa Development Community (SADC).
Zambia’s Subindex for the Legal and Political Environment increased by 0.1 to 4.8 with scores of 5.1 in Judicial Independence, 4.5 in Rule of Law, 5.4 in Political Stability, and 4.2 in Control of Corruption. The Subindex for Physical Property Rights decreased by 0.1 to 5.6 with scores of 5.9 in Property Rights, 8.5 in Registering Property, and 2.5 in Ease of access to loans. The Subindex for Intellectual Property Rights increased by 0.2 to 4.0 with scores of 5.5 in Intellectual Property Protection, 4.5 in Patent Protection, and 1.9 in Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.8 77 of 128 9 of 27
Legal and Political 4.8 63 of 128 7 of 27
Physical 5.6 77 of 128 9 of 27
Intellectual 4.0 105 of 128 23 of 27


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.8 63 of 128 7 of 27
Judicial Independence 5.1 56 of 128 9 of 27
Rule of Law 4.5 73 of 128 7 of 27
Political Stability 5.4 50 of 128 3 of 27
Control of Corruption 4.2 77 of 128 9 of 27


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.6 77 of 128 9 of 27
Protection of Physical Property 5.9 45 of 128 5 of 27
Registering Property 8.5 87 of 127 13 of 27
Access to Loan 2.5 91 of 128 17 of 27


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.0 105 of 128 23 of 27
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 5.5 45 of 128 4 of 27
Patent Protection 4.5 100 of 108 24 of 27
Copyright Protection 1.9 87 of 104 7 of 10
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