(measure: points; Source: The Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Africa: Political globalization index (0-100)
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1970 to 2017. The average value for South Africa during that period was 61.62 points with a minimum of 36.92 points in 1970 and a maximum of 88.16 points in 2012.
The latest value from 2017 is 87.6 points. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 201
countries is 62.63 points.
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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. More information and the original data can be obtained here.
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.