International
Property Rights
Index 2020

A Letter From

Hernando de Soto

I congratulate Dr. Sary Levy Carciente, 2020 Hernando De Soto fellow, and the Property Rights Alliance Executive Director Lorenzo Montanari for their monumental achievement in constructing the 2020 International Property Rights Index (IPRI), and also for their abiding work promoting property rights around the world. 

Property rights this year, as evidenced by the Index, took a sl

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IPRI 2020's sample set represents 129 countries, 94% of the world population and 98% of the World GDP.

The Average Per Capita Income disparity between IPRI's top quintile and bottom quintile countries is 16x.

Finland and the USA are leading the world in term of protection of Intellectual Property Rights.

IPRI 2020's sample set represents 129 countries, 94% of the world population and 98% of the World GDP.

The Average Per Capita Income disparity between IPRI's top quintile and bottom quintile countries is 16x.

Finland and the USA are leading the world in term of protection of Intellectual Property Rights.

Correlations with the International Property Rights Index reveal crucial relationships between property rights and thriving societies.

The IPRI correlates strongest at .917 with the Global Biotech Innovation Index.. Intellectual Property Rights are crucial in developing the next generation of medicines.

The IPRI shows an outstanding correlation at .903 with the Global Competitiveness Index. Property Rights remain crucial elements for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to boost economic competition among countries.

Property Rights are the backbone in creating prosperous and inclusive societies. The IPRI reveals a powerful correlation with the Prosperity Index at .902.

The IPRI correlates strongest at .917 with the Global Biotech Innovation Index. Intellectual Property Rights are crucial in developing the next generation of medicines.

The IPRI shows an outstanding correlation at .903 with the Global Competitiveness Index. Property Rights remain crucial elements for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to boost economic competition among countries.

Property Rights are the backbone in creating prosperous and inclusive societies. The IPRI reveals a powerful correlation with the Prosperity Index at .902.