Bangladesh has maintained its development within the rating of the worldwide democratic indicator because the nation has moved up 4 notches on the newest Democracy Index 2020 of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Bangladesh has been ranked 76th with an total rating 5.99 on scale of 10.
The nation secured 7.42 scores in electoral course of and pluralism class, 6.07 in functioning of presidency, 6.11 in political participation, 5.63 in political tradition and 4.71 in civil liberties, in keeping with the report ready by the analysis and evaluation division of The Economist Group.
Within the EIU Democracy Indices 2019 and 2018, Bangladesh ranked eightieth and 88th respectively.
In 2020 a big majority of nations, 116 of a complete of 167 recorded a decline of their complete rating in contrast with 2019. Solely 38 international locations recorded an enchancment and the opposite 13 stagnated, with their scores remaining unchanged in contrast with 2019.
Within the 2020 Democracy Index, 75 of the 167 international locations and territories coated by the mannequin, or 44.9 % of the entire, are thought of to be democracies. The variety of “full democracies” elevated to 23 in 2020, up from 22 in 2019.
The variety of “flawed democracies” fell by two, to 52. Of the remaining 92 international locations in our index, 57 are “authoritarian regimes”, up from 54 in 2019, and 35 are categorized as “hybrid regimes”, down from 37 in 2019.
In 2020 its power was additional examined by the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The typical international rating within the 2020 Democracy Index fell from 5.44 in 2019 to five.37. That is by far the worst international rating for the reason that index was first produced in 2006.
The 2020 outcome represents a major deterioration and happened largely-but not solely-because of government-imposed restrictions on particular person freedoms and civil liberties that occurred throughout the globe in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index supplies a snapshot of the state of democracy worldwide in 165 unbiased states and two territories. This covers virtually the whole inhabitants of the world and the overwhelming majority of the world’s states.
The Democracy Index is predicated on 5 classes: electoral course of and pluralism, the functioning of presidency, political participation, political tradition, and civil liberties.
Primarily based on its scores on a variety of indicators inside these classes, every nation is then itself categorized as one among 4 forms of regime: “full democracy”, “flawed democracy”, “hybrid regime” or “authoritarian regime”.-BSS