China: Government accountability

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 China

Government accountability

 Latest value -1.199
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average -1.100
 Min - Max -1.648 - -0.771
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1960 to 2022. The average value for China during that period was -1.1 index points with a minimum of -1.648 index points in 1970 and a maximum of -0.771 index points in 2004. The latest value from 2022 is -1.199 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.578 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
China - Government accountability - Recent values chart

Historical chart
China - Government accountability - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Measures the constraint on government power through requirements for justification for its actions and potential sanctions.


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