South Africa: Political globalization

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 South Africa

Political globalization index (0-100)

 Latest value 89.00
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 1970 - 2021
 Average 63.73
 Min - Max 36.92 - 89.18
 Source The Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1970 to 2021. The average value for South Africa during that period was 63.73 points with a minimum of 36.92 points in 1970 and a maximum of 89.18 points in 2018. The latest value from 2021 is 89 points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 190 countries is 63.74 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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South Africa - Political globalization - Recent values chart

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South Africa - Political globalization - historical chart - 1970-2021




The KOF Political Globalization Index for South Africa and other countries measures the number of embassies and high commissions in South Africa; the number of international organizations to which it is a member; and the number of UN peace missions South Africa participates in. Also included are the number of treaties signed between South Africa and other countries since 1945.
Definition: The degree of political globalization is determined by the number of embassies and high commissions in a country, the number of international organizations to which the country is a member, the number of UN peace missions a country participated in, and the number of treaties signed between two or more states. More information and the original data can be obtained here.

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