Freedom House Freedom in the World Report

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Governance Assessment Profile

Freedom House's Freedom in the World Report


Published since 1973, Freedom House’s Freedom in the World Report (FIW) assesses the condition of political rights and civil liberties around the world. It is composed of numerical ratings and supporting descriptive texts for 195 countries and 15 territories. The information below was compiled from responses to AidData’s 2016 GDA Snap Poll, which asked public, private and civil society leaders to answer 11 questions about whether, when, and why they use governance data in their work. A total of 121 participants to the snap poll indicated familiarity with the FIW.


Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, and Samantha Custer. 2016. In the Eye of the Beholder: When is governance data “good enough”? Williamsburg, VA. AidData at the College of William & Mary and the Governance Data Alliance.


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