Afghanistan: Political rights

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 Afghanistan

Political rights index, 7 (weak) - 1 (strong)

 Latest value 5
 Year 2020
 Measure points
 Data availability 1972 - 2020
 Average 6
 Min - Max 4 - 7
 Source The Freedom House
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1972 to 2020. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 6 points with a minimum of 4 points in 1972 and a maximum of 7 points in 1973. The latest value from 2020 is 5 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 195 countries is 4 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - Political rights - recent values

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Afghanistan - Political rights - historical chart - 1972-2020




Definition: The Political Rights ratings from the Freedom House evaluate three categories: electoral process, political pluralism and participation, and the functioning of government. The index ranges from 1 (strong rights) to 7 (weak rights).


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Rule of law -1.66 2022 points
 Government effectiveness -1.88 2022 points
 Control of corruption -1.18 2022 points
 Regulatory quality -1.27 2022 points
 Voice and accountability -1.75 2022 points
 Political stability -2.55 2022 points
 Corruption perceptions - Transparency International 24 2022 points
 Political rights 5 2020 points
 Civil liberties 6 2020 points
 Cost of starting a business 6.80 2019 percent of per capita GNI
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