Saudi Arabia: Government accountability

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 Saudi Arabia

Government accountability

 Latest value -1.242
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average -1.269
 Min - Max -1.367 - -1.152
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Saudi Arabia from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Saudi Arabia during that period was -1.269 index points with a minimum of -1.367 index points in 1975 and a maximum of -1.152 index points in 2014. The latest value from 2022 is -1.242 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
Saudi Arabia - Government accountability - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Saudi Arabia - 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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