Afghanistan: Financial freedom

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 Afghanistan

Financial freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 10
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 2017 - 2021
 Average 8
 Min - Max 0 - 10
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 2017 to 2021. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 8 points with a minimum of 0 points in 2017 and a maximum of 10 points in 2018. The latest value from 2021 is 10 points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 177 countries is 49 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The Financial Freedom index for Afghanistan from The Heritage Foundation measures the efficiency of the banking system and the interventions of the government into the financial system. A higher score means more efficient banking institutions and less government intervention.
Definition: The Financial freedom index evaluates: the extent of government regulation of financial services, the degree of state intervention in banks and other financial firms through direct and indirect ownership, the extent of financial and capital market development, government influence on the allocation of credit and openness to foreign competition. Higher index values denote banking efficiency and independence from government control and interference in the financial sector.


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 Property rights 6 2023 points
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 Investment freedom 10 2021 points
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