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The Democracy Tracker provides comprehensive qualitative data on the state of democracy in 173 countries. The tool tracks events around the world and every month reports developments that signal changes in country performance across the Global State of Democracy’s five democracy attributes. Click on the country hexagons below to find the most recently reported developments. Some country pages are in the process of being populated. Please stay tuned.

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Barbados Arrow Barbados
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Burundi Arrow Burundi
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Lithuania Arrow Lithuania
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Switzerland Arrow Switzerland
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Afghanistan Arrow Afghanistan
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Algeria Arrow Algeria
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Azerbaijan Arrow Azerbaijan
negative
Bangladesh Arrow Bangladesh
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Bolivia Arrow Bolivia
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Arrow Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Burkina Faso Arrow Burkina Faso
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Chad Arrow Chad
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Cuba Arrow Cuba
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France Arrow France
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India Arrow India
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Iran Arrow Iran
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Israel Arrow Israel
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Jordan Arrow Jordan
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Mali Arrow Mali
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Mexico Arrow Mexico
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Mongolia Arrow Mongolia
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Myanmar Arrow Myanmar
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Republic of Korea Arrow Republic of Korea
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Russian Federation Arrow Russian Federation
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Spain Arrow Spain
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Thailand Arrow Thailand
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Tunisia Arrow Tunisia
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Turkey Arrow Turkey
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May 2022

Malaysia

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Representative government
Fundamental rights
Checks on government
Impartial administration
Participatory engagement

Critical Developments This Month

Asia and the Pacific • Mongolia

News that unnamed state officials had embezzled $12.8 billion in state coal revenue triggered mass protests in Ulaanbaatar on 4 December. The protests, which included a 5 December attempt to storm the Government Palace, reflect years of growing inequality and elite impunity during the country’s decade-long mining boom. The government has responded by declassifying documents relating to state-owned coal companies’ operations, but has so far resisted protester demands to release the names of the implicated officials.

Western Asia • Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as Israel’s prime minister on 29 December, despite being currently on trial for corruption. The new government includes ultra-Orthodox and far-right parties that have pledged to expand illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, with some ministers convicted for crimes such as tax fraud, corruption and terrorism. The Knesset approved several bills throughout December in preparation for Netanyahu's government, including amendments to the Basic Law, which had prevented those who have been sentenced to prison from holding a ministerial position, and extended authority to National Security Minister over Israeli police force and Civil Administration in West Bank. This will be the most right-wing government in Israel’s history, and analysts warn that some of the new legislation it has proposed will inflame conflict, damage the judiciary, and restrict minority rights. Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara warned that the new government’s legislative program threatens to turn Israel into a “democracy in name, but not in essence.”

Europe • Russian Federation

Ilya Yashin, the highest-profile opposition politician to remain in Russia since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, was sentenced to 8.5 years in prison on 9 December for “discrediting the Russian army.” Yashin had been a vocal critic of the Russian invasion, and had made numerous social media posts criticizing and publicizing the murders of Ukrainian civilians in Bucha by the Russian military before his arrest in July. Other opposition figures who have declined to emigrate have suffered similar consequences; Alexei Gorinov, a local Moscow politician, was sentenced on similar charges in July, and Vladimir Kara-Murza, a journalist and activist, has been detained since April and faces up to 24 years in prison on treason charges.

Americas • Peru

On 7 December, 101 out of 130 members of Congress voted to impeach then-President Pedro Castillo, soon after he announced the dissolution of Congress, alleging that the legislative body had been obstructing his ability to govern. Castillo had been the subject of multiple investigations by Congress and the Attorney General’s office for corruption-related offenses.  Castillo was detained and is facing criminal charges. He maintains his commitment to fulfilling his constitutional mandate as president and has sought political asylum in Mexico. Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, and Mexico have expressed their backing of Castillo.   Dina Boluarte, until then Vice-President, assumed the presidency on the evening of his impeachment.   Castillo’s supporters have protested throughout the country calling for early elections. On 14 December, Boluarte declared a country-wide state of emergency for 30 days and the suspension of rights with a view to restoring order. Violent clashes between protesters and police, particularly in the southern Andean region, have resulted in dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries.

About the Global State of Democracy Initiative

International IDEA launched the Global State of Democracy (GSoD) Initiative in 2016. This Initiative provides evidence-based and balanced analysis and data on the state and quality of democracy globally and for 173 countries across all regions of the world. It aims to contribute to the public debate on democracy and inform policy interventions to strengthen democracy.

Monthly Updates

See all the information related to countries that have updates this month.

Asia and the Pacific

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neutral
Arrow CHN
neutral
Arrow FJI
neutral
Arrow IDN
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Arrow IND
without report
Arrow JPN
without report
Arrow KAZ
without report
Arrow KGZ
without report
Arrow KHM
negative
Arrow KOR
without report
Arrow LAO
without report
Arrow LKA
neutral
Arrow MDV
negative
Arrow MMR
negative
Arrow MNG
without report
Arrow MYS
without report
Arrow NPL
without report
Arrow NZL
without report
Arrow PAK
without report
Arrow PHL
neutral
Arrow PNG
without report
Arrow PRK
without report
Arrow SGP
without report
Arrow SLB
negative
Arrow THA
neutral
Arrow TJK
without report
Arrow TKM
without report
Arrow TLS
without report
Arrow TWN
without report
Arrow UZB
without report
Arrow VNM
without report
Arrow VUT
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Africa

without report
Arrow AGO
positive
Arrow BDI
without report
Arrow BEN
negative
Arrow BFA
without report
Arrow BWA
without report
Arrow CAF
without report
Arrow CIV
without report
Arrow CMR
without report
Arrow COD
without report
Arrow COG
without report
Arrow COM
without report
Arrow CPV
without report
Arrow DJI
negative
Arrow DZA
without report
Arrow EGY
without report
Arrow ERI
without report
Arrow ETH
without report
Arrow GAB
without report
Arrow GHA
without report
Arrow GIN
neutral
Arrow GMB
without report
Arrow GNB
without report
Arrow GNQ
neutral
Arrow KEN
without report
Arrow LBR
without report
Arrow LBY
without report
Arrow LSO
without report
Arrow MAR
without report
Arrow MDG
negative
Arrow MLI
without report
Arrow MOZ
without report
Arrow MRT
without report
Arrow MUS
neutral
Arrow MWI
without report
Arrow NAM
without report
Arrow NER
neutral
Arrow NGA
without report
Arrow RWA
neutral
Arrow SDN
without report
Arrow SEN
without report
Arrow SLE
neutral
Arrow SOM
without report
Arrow SSD
without report
Arrow SWZ
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Arrow TCD
without report
Arrow TGO
negative
Arrow TUN
without report
Arrow TZA
without report
Arrow UGA
without report
Arrow ZAF
without report
Arrow ZMB
without report
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Europe

without report
Arrow ALB
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Arrow ARM
without report
Arrow AUT
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Arrow AZE
without report
Arrow BEL
without report
Arrow BGR
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Arrow BIH
without report
Arrow BLR
positive
Arrow CHE
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Arrow CYP
without report
Arrow CZE
without report
Arrow DEU
neutral
Arrow DNK
negative
Arrow ESP
without report
Arrow EST
without report
Arrow FIN
negative
Arrow FRA
without report
Arrow GBR
without report
Arrow GEO
neutral
Arrow GRC
without report
Arrow HRV
neutral
Arrow HUN
without report
Arrow IRL
without report
Arrow ISL
without report
Arrow ITA
neutral
Arrow KSV
positive
Arrow LTU
neutral
Arrow LUX
neutral
Arrow LVA
without report
Arrow MDA
neutral
Arrow MKD
without report
Arrow MLT
without report
Arrow MNE
without report
Arrow NLD
without report
Arrow NOR
without report
Arrow POL
without report
Arrow PRT
without report
Arrow ROU
negative
Arrow RUS
neutral
Arrow SRB
neutral
Arrow SVK
without report
Arrow SVN
without report
Arrow SWE
negative
Arrow TUR
neutral
Arrow UKR
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Western Asia

without report
Arrow ARE
without report
Arrow BHR
negative
Arrow IRN
neutral
Arrow IRQ
negative
Arrow ISR
negative
Arrow JOR
without report
Arrow KWT
without report
Arrow LBN
without report
Arrow OMN
without report
Arrow PSE
neutral
Arrow QAT
without report
Arrow SAU
without report
Arrow SYR
without report
Arrow YEM
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Americas

neutral
Arrow ARG
negative
Arrow BOL
without report
Arrow BRA
positive
Arrow BRB
neutral
Arrow CAN
without report
Arrow CHL
neutral
Arrow COL
without report
Arrow CRI
negative
Arrow CUB
without report
Arrow DOM
without report
Arrow ECU
neutral
Arrow GTM
neutral
Arrow GUY
without report
Arrow HND
without report
Arrow HTI
neutral
Arrow JAM
negative
Arrow MEX
without report
Arrow NIC
without report
Arrow PAN
without report
Arrow PER
without report
Arrow PRY
neutral
Arrow SLV
without report
Arrow SUR
without report
Arrow TTO
without report
Arrow URY
neutral
Arrow USA
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May 2022

Malaysia

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Representative government
Fundamental rights
Checks on government
Impartial administration
Participatory engagement

Funders and Donors

The European Union Federal Ministry for Economic Coorperation and Development Robert Bosch Stiftung
The Global State of Democracy Initiative is also supported by contributions of International IDEA Member States