Afghanistan: Academic freedom

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 Afghanistan

Academic freedom index

 Latest value 0.136
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.306
 Min - Max 0.072 - 0.570
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 0.306 index points with a minimum of 0.072 index points in 1996 and a maximum of 0.57 index points in 2020. The latest value from 2022 is 0.136 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.611 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Academic freedom - Recent values chart

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Afghanistan - Academic freedom - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Measures academics' rights to teach and discuss, carry out research, express freely their opinion with no censorship and the freedom to participate in professional or representative academic bodies.


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 Egalitarian democracy index 0.019 2022 index points
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 Freedom of expression 0.040 2022 index points
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 Women political empowerment 0.035 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.136 2022 index points
 Presidential elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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