Property Rights Index



Region:  Africa

Global Rank: 97 of 125

Regional Rank: 13 of 26


Malawi’s IPRI score decreased by -0.01 to 4.660 placing it 13th in the Africa region and 97th in the world. Malawi is classified by the IMF as part of the Sub-Saharan Africa group and by the World Bank as Low income country.


Malawi’s Legal and Political Subindex increased by 0.006 to 4.517 with scores of 5.151 in Judicial Independence, 4.257 in Rule of Law, 5.165 in Political Stability, and 3.494 in Control of Corruption.


Malawi’s Physical Property Rights Subindex decreased by -0.05 to 5.083 with scores of 4.826 in perception of Property Rights Protection, 7.756 in Registering Property, and 2.667 in Ease of Access to Loans.


Malawi’s Intellectual Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.013 to 4.379 with scores of 3.875 in perception of Intellectual Property Protection, 4.883 in Patent Protection, and data wasn't available to measure Copyright Protection.


Malawi is a member of the following regional integration agreements

  • South African Development Community


Malawi - IPRI Overall Score

Malawi - IPRI Overall Score

Malawi - Legal and Political Environmental

Malawi - Physical Property Rights

Malawi -Intellectual Property Rights