Lesotho: Academic freedom

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 Lesotho

Academic freedom index

 Latest value 0.761
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.551
 Min - Max 0.446 - 0.761
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 0.551 index points with a minimum of 0.446 index points in 1970 and a maximum of 0.761 index points in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 0.761 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
Lesotho - Academic freedom - Recent values chart

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Lesotho - Academic freedom - historical chart - 1960-2022




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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 Freedom of expression 0.821 2022 index points
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 Parliamentary elections 1.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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