Burkina Faso: Political rights

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 Burkina Faso

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

 Latest value 7
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1972 - 2024
 Average 5
 Min - Max 2 - 7
 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 5 points with a minimum of 2 points in 1978 and a maximum of 7 points in 1984. The latest value from 2024 is 7 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 194 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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Burkina Faso - Political rights - historical chart - 1972-2024




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).

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 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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