The International Property Rights Index (IPRI) is a publication of the Property Rights Alliance (PRA). Based in Washington, DC, the PRA is committed to promoting property rights around the world. In its effort to produce the IPRI, the PRA has secured the support of 67 think tanks and policy organizations in 53 countries involved in research, policy, development, education and promotion of property rights in their countries. In this context, Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation is the partner think tank in Nepal for PRA.
The IPRI is an annual comparative study that aims to quantify the strength of property rights – both physical and intellectual – and to rank countries accordingly. The IPRI scores and ranks each country based on 11 factors reflecting the state of its Legal and Political Environment(LP), Physical Property Rights (PPR) and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The 2011 edition contains the ranking of 129 economies, which represents 97 percent of the world GDP.