ZIMBABWE
Region: AFRICA
128
of
124
Global Rank: 
27
of
27
Region Rank:

Zimbabwe’s IPRI score increased by 0.2 to 3.4 placing it 27th in the Africa region and 124th in the world. Zimbabwe is classified by the IMF as part of the Sub-Saharan Africa group and by the World Bank as a low income nation. Zimbabwe is a member of the in the South Africa Development Community (SADC).
Zimbabwe’s Subindex for the Legal and Political Environment increased by 0.1 to 2.7 with scores of 2.8 in Judicial Independence, 2.2 in Rule of Law, 3.7 in Political Stability, and 2.2 in Control of Corruption. The Subindex for Physical Property Rights remained the same at 4.1 with scores of 2.3 in Property Rights, 8.8 in Registering Property, and 1.2 in Ease of Access to Loans. The Subindex for Intellectual Property Rights increased by 0.4 to 3.4 with scores 4.1 in Intellectual property protection, 5.1 in Patent Protection, and 0.9 in Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 3.4 124 of 128 27 of 27
Legal and Political 2.7 122 of 128 24 of 27
Physical 4.1 124 of 128 27 of 27
Intellectual 3.4 114 of 128 26 of 27


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 2.7 122 of 128 24 of 27
Judicial Independence 2.8 105 of 128 21 of 27
Rule of Law 2.2 127 of 128 27 of 27
Political Stability 3.7 99 of 128 18 of 27
Control of Corruption 2.2 128 of 128 27 of 27


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.1 124 of 128 27 of 27
Protection of Physical Property 2.3 127 of 128 27 of 27
Registering Property 8.8 79 of 127 9 of 27
Access to Loan 1.2 122 of 128 26 of 27


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 3.4 114 of 128 26 of 27
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 4.1 90 of 128 16 of 27
Patent Protection 5.1 95 of 108 20 of 27
Copyright Protection 0.9 104 of 104 10 of 10
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