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Metadata Glossary

Indicator NameCPIA property rights and rule-based governance rating (1=low to 6=high)
Long definitionProperty rights and rule-based governance assess the extent to which private economic activity is facilitated by an effective legal system and rule-based governance structure in which property and contract rights are reliably respected and enforced.
SourceWorld Bank Group, CPIA database (
TopicPublic Sector: Policy & institutions
Aggregation methodUnweighted average
Limitations and exceptionsThe CPIA exercise is intended to capture the quality of a country's policies and institutional arrangements, focusing on key elements that are within the country's control, rather than on outcomes (such as economic growth rates) that are influenced by events beyond the country's control. More specifically, the CPIA measures the extent to which a country's policy and institutional framework supports sustainable growth and poverty reduction and, consequently, the effective use of development assistance.
License TypeCC BY-4.0