Namibia: Academic freedom

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 Namibia

Academic freedom index

 Latest value 0.651
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1980 - 2022
 Average 0.529
 Min - Max 0.164 - 0.665
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Namibia from 1980 to 2022. The average value for Namibia during that period was 0.529 index points with a minimum of 0.164 index points in 1981 and a maximum of 0.665 index points in 2020. The latest value from 2022 is 0.651 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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Namibia - Academic freedom - Recent values chart

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Namibia - Academic freedom - historical chart - 1980-2022




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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 Presidential elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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