Bangladesh improves one notch in democracy index

Bangladesh improves one notch in democracy index

Staff Correspondentdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 19:26 10 February 2022   Updated: 19:28 10 February 2022

Bangladesh has improved one notch in the Global Democracy Index; File Photo

Bangladesh has improved one notch in the Global Democracy Index; File Photo

Bangladesh has improved one notch in the Global Democracy Index. A review by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) found that despite the deteriorating democratic situation worldwide in 2021, Bangladesh has improved compared to the previous year. 

The EIU released the index on Wednesday, judging the democratic situation in 165 countries and two regions around the world. 

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index-2021 has contributed to the improvement of Bangladesh’s civil liberties progress index compared to the previous year.

This index of the intelligence unit is determined based on five criteria. The index is based on a score of 10, assessing the democratic situation in 165 countries and two regions of the world.

Considering these criteria, the index is divided into four categories - full democracy, flawed democracy, mixed democracy and dictatorship. 

If the average score of a country is more than 8 then it is considered as a full democracy, if it is 6-8 – then it is considered as a flawed democracy, if it is 4-6 then it is considered as a mixed democracy and if it is less than 4 then it is considered as a dictatorship. 

With a score of 5.99, Bangladesh is ranked 75th in the list of countries of mixed democracy this year. 

Last year, Bangladesh was in 76th place with the same score in this index. In the previous year, i.e. in 2019, Bangladesh was ranked 80th with a score of 5.88. In the same index, Bangladesh’s score was 5.57 in the 88th place in 2018. 

Norway is at the top of this index with a score of 9.75 as last year. New Zealand is in second place with a score of 9.37. Finland is in third place with a score of 9.27.

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