Malawi: Government accountability

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 Malawi

Government accountability

 Latest value 1.184
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average -0.088
 Min - Max -1.218 - 1.184
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Malawi during that period was -0.088 index points with a minimum of -1.218 index points in 1979 and a maximum of 1.184 index points in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 1.184 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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Malawi - Government accountability - recent values

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Malawi - 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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 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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