International Property Rights Index
The International Property Rights Index is a study that “measures the significance of both physical and intellectual property rights and their protection for economic well-being” prepared by the Property Rights Alliance. The 2010 index lists the Philippines as 80th out of 115 countries and tied for 4th with Vietnam among the ASEAN-6. The country’s rank decreased from 62nd in 2008 to 80th in the 2010 index, a 18-rank difference in 3 years. Indonesia also declined since 2008, even more than the Philippines. Figure 37 shows the percentile rankings of ASEAN-6 from 2007-2010.