Afghanistan: Investment freedom

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 Afghanistan

Investment freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 10
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 2013 - 2021
 Average 31
 Min - Max 0 - 65
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 2013 to 2021. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 31 points with a minimum of 0 points in 2017 and a maximum of 65 points in 2013. The latest value from 2021 is 10 points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 179 countries is 56 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - Investment freedom - recent values

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Afghanistan - Investment freedom - historical chart - 2013-2021




The Investment Freedom index for Afghanistan from The Heritage Foundation measures the restrictions to investment activity both within the country and across borders. A higher score means fewer restrictions.
Definition: The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.


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 Property rights 6 2023 points
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 Trade freedom 69 2021 points
 Investment freedom 10 2021 points
 Financial freedom 10 2021 points
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