Papua New Guinea: Political rights

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 Papua New Guinea

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

 Latest value 4
 Year 2020
 Measure points
 Data availability 1975 - 2020
 Average 3
 Min - Max 2 - 4
 Source The Freedom House
For that indicator, we provide data for Papua New Guinea from 1975 to 2020. The average value for Papua New Guinea during that period was 3 points with a minimum of 2 points in 1976 and a maximum of 4 points in 2008. The latest value from 2020 is 4 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 195 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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Papua New Guinea - Political rights - recent values

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Papua New Guinea - Political rights - historical chart - 1975-2020




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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 Rule of law -0.62 2022 points
 Government effectiveness -0.81 2022 points
 Control of corruption -0.70 2022 points
 Regulatory quality -0.68 2022 points
 Voice and accountability -0.01 2022 points
 Political stability -0.61 2022 points
 Corruption perceptions - Transparency International 30 2022 points
 Political rights 4 2020 points
 Civil liberties 3 2020 points
 Cost of starting a business 18.60 2019 percent of per capita GNI
 Shadow economy 35.16 2015 percent
 Informal economy, MIMIC method 33.30 2020 percent
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