Afghanistan: Political corruption

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 Afghanistan

Political corruption index

 Latest value 0.448
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.676
 Min - Max 0.417 - 0.945
 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 0.676 index points with a minimum of 0.417 index points in 2021 and a maximum of 0.945 index points in 2012. The latest value from 2022 is 0.448 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.479 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 - Political corruption - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Afghanistan - Political corruption - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Composite index that measures corruption in the executive, legislative, and judicial realms. Higher values mean less corruption.


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 Electoral democracy index 0.082 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.028 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.019 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.025 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.019 2022 index points
 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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