Botswana: Academic freedom

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 Botswana

Academic freedom index

 Latest value 0.847
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1964 - 2022
 Average 0.893
 Min - Max 0.824 - 0.909
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Botswana from 1964 to 2022. The average value for Botswana during that period was 0.893 index points with a minimum of 0.824 index points in 1964 and a maximum of 0.909 index points in 1981. The latest value from 2022 is 0.847 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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Recent values chart
Botswana - Academic freedom - Recent values chart

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Botswana - Academic freedom - historical chart - 1964-2022




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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