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Report Emphasizes Connection Between PropertyRights and Economic Well-being
2011 International Property Rights Index ranks 129 nations, 97 percentof world’s GDP. Indiaimproves marginally.
New Delhi – Liberty Institute is proud to announcethe release of the 2011 International Property Rights Index (IRPI), whichmeasures the intellectual and physical property rights of 129 nations fromaround the world. This year, sixty-seveninternational organizations, including Liberty Institute, partnered with the PropertyRights Alliance in Washington, DC and its Hernando de Soto Fellowshipprogram to produce the fifth annual IPRI.
The IPRI uses three primary areasof property rights to create a composite score: Legal and Political Environment (LP), Physical Property Rights (PPR),and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Mostimportantly, the IPRI emphasizes the great economic differences betweencountries with strong property rights and those without. Nations falling in the first quintile enjoy anaverage national GDP per capita of $38,350; more than double that of the secondquintile with an average of $18,701. Thethird, fourth, and fifth quintiles average $9,316, $5,065, and $4,785respectively.
Hon. Dr D. K. Rosaiah, formerChief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, will release the report in Hyderabad, on Aug 13, 2011.
With regard to India, propertyrights continue to be a challenge. Barun Mitra, Director of Liberty Institute,says “the growing pretests over abuse of eminent domain are a reflection of thewidening gulf between the population and political leadership on the legitimacyof land acquisition. Some of the largest investments are stuck because of thisdispute over land, which is affecting the economic climate in the country”. 2011IPRI ranks India at 55, with a score of 5.6, this is a marginal improvementfrom 5.5, last year, but still quite below the score of 6.1 five years ago.
The International Property RightsIndex will provide the public, researchers and policymakers, from across theglobe, with a tool for comparative analysis and future research on globalproperty rights. The Index seeks to assist underperforming countries to developrobust economies through an emphasis on sound property law.
The International Property RightsIndex 2011, has been published in India by Liberty Institute, withthe support of the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit in New Delhi.
For more information, or to view the 2011 IPRI in itsentirety, please visit www.propertyrightsalliance.org
India’s Performance Over Years: Changing scores on IPRI
Legal and Political Environment (LP),
Physical Property Rights (PPR),
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR),
International Property Rights Index (IPRI)
Relationshipbetween IPRI score and GDP Per Capita
GDP Per Capita
Top 20 Percent
Bottom 20 Percent