Bhutan: Academic freedom

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Academic freedom index

 Latest value 0.421
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 2003 - 2022
 Average 0.410
 Min - Max 0.371 - 0.435
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Bhutan from 2003 to 2022. The average value for Bhutan during that period was 0.41 index points with a minimum of 0.371 index points in 2003 and a maximum of 0.435 index points in 2020. The latest value from 2022 is 0.421 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.611 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Bhutan - Academic freedom - Recent values chart

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Bhutan - Academic freedom - historical chart - 2003-2022

Definition: Measures academics' rights to teach and discuss, carry out research, express freely their opinion with no censorship and the freedom to participate in professional or representative academic bodies.

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 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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