Burkina Faso: Civil liberties

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 Burkina Faso

Civil liberties index, 7 (weak) - 1 (strong)

 Latest value 5
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1972 - 2024
 Average 4
 Min - Max 3 - 6
 Source The Freedom House
For that indicator, we provide data for Burkina Faso from 1972 to 2024. The average value for Burkina Faso during that period was 4 points with a minimum of 3 points in 1978 and a maximum of 6 points in 1985. The latest value from 2024 is 5 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 194 countries is 3 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Burkina Faso - Civil liberties - Recent values chart

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Burkina Faso - Civil liberties - historical chart - 1972-2024




Definition: The Civil Liberties index from the Freedom House evaluate the following: freedom of expression and belief, associational and organizational rights, rule of law, and personal autonomy and individual rights. The rating ranges from 1 (strong liberties) to 7 (no liberties).

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 Rule of law -0.61 2022 points
 Government effectiveness -0.83 2022 points
 Control of corruption -0.08 2022 points
 Regulatory quality -0.47 2022 points
 Voice and accountability -0.63 2022 points
 Political stability -1.78 2022 points
 Corruption perceptions - Transparency International 42 2022 points
 Political rights 7 2024 points
 Civil liberties 5 2024 points
 Competitiveness 43.40 2019 points
 Cost of starting a business 42.80 2019 percent of per capita GNI
 Shadow economy 29.63 2015 percent
 Informal economy, MIMIC method 37.40 2020 percent
 Informal economy, DGE method 30.90 2020 percent
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