Afghanistan: Government accountability

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 Afghanistan

Government accountability

 Latest value -1.279
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average -0.500
 Min - Max -1.707 - 0.480
 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 -0.5 index points with a minimum of -1.707 index points in 1998 and a maximum of 0.48 index points in 2013. The latest value from 2022 is -1.279 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.578 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 - Government accountability - Recent values chart

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Afghanistan - Government accountability - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Measures the constraint on government power through requirements for justification for its actions and potential sanctions.


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 Government accountability -1.279 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.040 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.448 2022 index points
 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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