Ukraine has improved its position in the Human Freedom Index for 2023

Compared to the previous year, Ukraine has risen 6 places in the Human Freedom Index 2023, ranking 83rd out of 165.
Jan. 8, 2024, 5 p.m.

The Human Freedom Index ranking is based on an assessment of two key components of human freedom: personal and economic freedoms. Ukraine has the best position in terms of personal freedoms — 81st in the world. In terms of economic freedoms, the country ranked 112th.

Ukraine's progress regarding civil society entry and exit, access to a stable currency, and freedom to trade internationally was noted. The country scored lower in business regulation, property rights protection, and police reliability.

Switzerland, New Zealand, and Denmark top the ranking for the second year in a row. Estonia took the lead among Eastern European countries, with Ukraine ranked 20th out of 22, and Russia and Belarus taking the lowest positions.

"Over the past year, we have increased six places in the Human Freedom Index and improved our scores across various parameters. This is an indicator that demonstrates that our progress in the area of human freedoms has been recognized. Given the European integration course of our country, it is important that we demonstrate better and better results in all ratings related to human rights and freedoms. Despite the positive dynamics, the ranking also highlighted areas of growth for Ukraine that need to be addressed, including business regulation, property rights protection, and police reliability," commented Mariia Lypiatska, Head of BRAND UKRAINE.

The Human Freedom Index presents the state of human freedom in the world based on a broad measure that encompasses personal, civil, and economic freedom. It can help to more objectively observe relationships between freedom and other social and economic phenomena, as well as the ways in which the various dimensions of freedom interact with one another.