This page has a list of countries by Strength of investor protection index (0 to 10), according to officially-recognized international sources compiled by the World Bank. The strength of investor protection index is an average of 3 indices--the extent of disclosure index, the extent of director liability index, and the ease of shareholder suit index. The index ranges from 0 (little to no investor protection) to 10 (greater investor protection). The data are from a survey of corporate lawyers and are based on securities regulations, company laws and court rules of evidence. Source: World Bank, Doing Business Project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreTopics/ProtectingInvestors/)

  • Afghanistan
    1.2 %
  • Angola
    5.5 %
  • Albania
    7.2 %
  • United Arab Emirates
    7.5 %
  • Argentina
    6.2 %
  • Armenia
    6 %
  • Antigua and Barbuda
    5.3 %
  • Australia
    5.8 %
  • Austria
    6.5 %
  • Azerbaijan
    6.5 %
  • Burundi
    4.2 %
  • Belgium
    5.8 %
  • Benin
    4 %
  • Burkina Faso
    4 %
  • Bangladesh
    5.7 %
  • Bulgaria
    7.3 %
  • Bahrain
    5 %
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    5.5 %
  • Belarus
    6.3 %
  • Belize
    4.7 %
  • Bolivia
    4.2 %
  • Brazil
    6.5 %
  • Barbados
    3.5 %
  • Bhutan
    4.8 %
  • Botswana
    5.5 %
  • Central African Republic
    4 %
  • Canada
    7.7 %
  • Switzerland
    5 %
  • Chile
    6.5 %
  • China
    4.5 %
  • Cameroon
    4.2 %
  • Colombia
    7.3 %
  • Comoros
    4 %
  • Costa Rica
    3.5 %
  • Cyprus
    6.7 %
  • Czech Republic
    6 %
  • Germany
    6 %
  • Djibouti
    3 %
  • Dominica
    5.7 %
  • Denmark
    7.2 %
  • Dominican Republic
    5.3 %
  • Algeria
    3.3 %
  • Ecuador
    4.7 %
  • Eritrea
    3.5 %
  • Spain
    6.5 %
  • Estonia
    6 %
  • Ethiopia
    3.2 %
  • Finland
    5.7 %
  • Fiji
    5 %
  • France
    6.5 %
  • Gabon
    3.8 %
  • United Kingdom
    7.8 %
  • Georgia
    7.7 %
  • Ghana
    5.3 %
  • Guinea
    4 %
  • Equatorial Guinea
    4.2 %
  • Greece
    6.3 %
  • Grenada
    4.5 %
  • Guatemala
    3.3 %
  • Guyana
    5.3 %
  • Honduras
    4.3 %
  • Croatia
    6.7 %
  • Haiti
    2 %
  • Hungary
    5.5 %
  • Indonesia
    5.7 %
  • India
    7.3 %
  • Ireland
    7.3 %
  • Iraq
    4.5 %
  • Iceland
    7 %
  • Israel
    7.5 %
  • Italy
    6.3 %
  • Jamaica
    5.8 %
  • Jordan
    3.5 %
  • Japan
    6 %
  • Kazakhstan
    8 %
  • Kenya
    5.3 %
  • Cambodia
    4.8 %
  • Kiribati
    4.5 %
  • Kuwait
    5.5 %
  • Lebanon
    4 %
  • Liberia
    2.8 %
  • Libya
    2.5 %
  • Sri Lanka
    6.3 %
  • Lesotho
    5 %
  • Lithuania
    6.2 %
  • Luxembourg
    4.5 %
  • Latvia
    6.3 %
  • Morocco
    5.3 %
  • Moldova
    6.3 %
  • Madagascar
    4.8 %
  • Maldives
    4.5 %
  • Mexico
    6 %
  • Marshall Islands
    3.2 %
  • Mali
    4 %
  • Malta
    6.5 %
  • Myanmar
    2.8 %
  • Montenegro
    6.3 %
  • Mongolia
    6.8 %
  • Mozambique
    4.3 %
  • Mauritania
    4.5 %
  • Mauritius
    6.5 %
  • Malawi
    4.3 %
  • Malaysia
    8 %
  • Namibia
    5.5 %
  • Niger
    4 %
  • Nigeria
    6.5 %
  • Nicaragua
    4 %
  • Netherlands
    5.7 %
  • Norway
    7.5 %
  • Nepal
    5.8 %
  • New Zealand
    8.3 %
  • Oman
    4.7 %
  • Pakistan
    6.7 %
  • Panama
    5.7 %
  • Peru
    6 %
  • Philippines
    4.2 %
  • Palau
    2.8 %
  • Papua New Guinea
    5.3 %
  • Poland
    6.3 %
  • Puerto Rico
    5.3 %
  • Portugal
    5.7 %
  • Paraguay
    4.2 %
  • Palestine
    3.8 %
  • Qatar
    2.7 %
  • Romania
    6 %
  • Rwanda
    5.2 %
  • Saudi Arabia
    5.8 %
  • Sudan
    2.2 %
  • Senegal
    4.2 %
  • Singapore
    8.3 %
  • Solomon Islands
    5 %
  • Sierra Leone
    5.3 %
  • El Salvador
    3.8 %
  • San Marino
    3.7 %
  • Somalia
    0 %
  • Serbia
    5.7 %
  • South Sudan
    2.8 %
  • Sao Tome and Principe
    2.7 %
  • Suriname
    3.5 %
  • Slovenia
    7.5 %
  • Sweden
    7.2 %
  • Swaziland
    4.3 %
  • Seychelles
    5 %
  • Chad
    3.8 %
  • Togo
    4 %
  • Thailand
    6.7 %
  • Tajikistan
    6.7 %
  • Tonga
    4.5 %
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    6 %
  • Tunisia
    4.7 %
  • Turkey
    7 %
  • Tanzania
    4 %
  • Uganda
    5 %
  • Ukraine
    5.7 %
  • Uruguay
    4.5 %
  • United States
    6.5 %
  • Uzbekistan
    5.7 %
  • Vietnam
    5.3 %
  • Vanuatu
    5 %
  • Samoa
    5.8 %
  • Kosovo
    5.8 %
  • South Africa
    7 %
  • Zambia
    5.3 %
  • Zimbabwe
    5.2 %