Property Rights Index



Region:  Africa

Global Rank: 116 of 125

Regional Rank: 22 of 26


Nigeria’s IPRI score decreased by -0.02 to 3.923 placing it 22nd in the Africa region and 116th in the world. Nigeria is classified by the IMF as part of the Sub-Saharan Africa group and by the World Bank as Lower middle income country.


Nigeria’s Legal and Political Subindex increased by 0.113 to 2.989 with scores of 4.375 in Judicial Independence, 2.891 in Rule of Law, 1.775 in Political Stability, and 2.915 in Control of Corruption.


Nigeria’s Physical Property Rights Subindex decreased by -0.08 to 4.985 with scores of 4.627 in perception of Property Rights Protection, 7.687 in Registering Property, and 2.640 in Ease of Access to Loans.


Nigeria’s Intellectual Property Rights Subindex decreased by -0.10 to 3.795 with scores of 3.601 in perception of Intellectual Property Protection, 5.783 in Patent Protection, and 2 in Copyright Protection.


Nigeria is a member of the following regional integration agreements

  • Economic Community of West African States
  • OPEC

Nigeria - IPRI Overall Score

Nigeria - IPRI Overall Score

Nigeria - Legal and Political Environmental

Nigeria - Physical Property Rights

Nigeria -Intellectual Property Rights