Scores are based on a scale of 0 (least free) to 100 (most free)

header1 Issues of concern

  • Freedom of religion is severely restricted.
  • NGOs must obtain government approval before seeking domestic or foreign funding, and regulators have broad discretion to investigate and dissolve them.
  • Large state contracts for infrastructure and other projects are regularly awarded through opaque processes in which corruption is widely believed to play a role.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    40 100 partly free