Armenia Climbs in Economist’s Democracy Index

The Economist World Democracy Index map

The Economist World Democracy Index map

The Economist has released its annual index measuring democracy around the world. According to the magazine’s democracy survey, Armenia climbed from the 103rd spot in 2019 to the 86th spot in 2019.

The annual survey, published by the magazine’s Economist Intelligence Unit, rates the state of democracy across 167 countries based on five measures—electoral process and pluralism, the functioning of government, political participation, democratic political culture and civil liberties.

This year, the Economist found that democracy has been eroded around the world in the past year.

Despite this, Armenia, which is categorized in the survey as a “hybrid regime” has shown significant gain, compared to its neighbors. Georgia ranked 89th and Turkey at 110th are also included in the “hybrid regime” category, while Azerbaijan ranked 146th and Russia at 134th are listed among “authoritarian regimes.”

“Armenia’s score in the Democracy Index rose from 4.11 in 2017 to 4.79 in 2018, as government accountability and transparency improved and public confidence in the political system grew; it rose further, to 5.54 in 2019, as these improvements were consolidated and peaceful political activity became possible without government interference,” the Economist report said.


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  1. Sylvia Cox said:

    Is the Red Cross represented in Armania?

    Do the Armenian carry out charity works for the population for example food banks, retirement homes for older people,
    books and supplies for schools?

    • Sonia Yeranossian said:

      International Comittee of the Red Cross address:
      Non-governmental organization in Yerevan, Armenia
      73 Nairi Zaryan St, Yerevan, Armenia
      ARS ( Armenia Relief Society )Addressin Yerevan Armenia is 116/24 Nalbandian St. Yerevan 345001 ARMENIA
      As an international humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the Armenian Relief Society, Inc. is a member of the United Nations, internationally advocating human rights, social justice and civil society.
      The Armenian Relief Society, Inc. (ARS) was founded in New York in 1910 and was known at the time as the Armenian Red Cross. For additional information regarding ARS you may visit for detail of
      Their Mission and Vision
      Hope you find this information. Helpful

  2. joe said:

    Next phase is for Armenia proper to start a campaign of of wedging the Azeri people against their corrupt despotic regime. Start a purposeful plan to promote the absolute NEED for REGIME CHANGE IN AZERBAIJAN for true democracy and lasting peace. Who could argue with that? Except the Azeri regime of course and the oil barons that need a despot.. Combine this with the idea of friendship with all Azeri peoples, except the (invading Tatar Turks) and wanting more democracy for ALL AZERI’s ..The corrupt Azeri regime currently tries to unite and legitimize themselves with a common Armenian enemy. Time to turn that around.. Put ample pressure on the Aliyev Regime. It would cause ripples and who knows topple the despot.. Its Time..

    • GB said:

      Regime change in Axerbaijan totally up to Putin’s political adventurism. As long as the oil-man buying weaponry from Russia there is no hope, for a regime change!