The International Property Rights Index (IPRI) is the flagship publication of the Property Rights Alliance (PRA), which is committed to promoting property rights around the world. The IPRI is an annual research that aims to evaluate the strength of both physical and intellectual property rights in different countries around the globe. The IPRI scores and ranks each country based on 10 factors reflecting the state of its Legal and Political Environment (LP), Physical Property Rights (PPR), and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
The Legal and Political Environment (LP) component provides an insight into the impact of political stability and rule of law in a given country. Consequently, the measures used for the LP are broad in scope. This component has a significant impact on the development and protection of physical and intellectual property rights.
The other two components of the index – Physical and Intellectual Property Rights (PPR and IPR) – reflect two forms of property rights, both of which are crucial to the economic development of a country. The items included in these two categories account for both de jure rights and de facto outcomes of the countries considered.
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