Due to the authoritarian system, political development in this country is out of the question. Cultural development ————— .
I want a phrase for the blank to mean ‘is not any better’ or ‘is not very much/that better’.
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no better (than)
Not any better than (someone or something); just as bad or inadequate as (someone or something).
- With the way they treat the money of their employees and investors, these CEOs are no better than con artists, in my opinion. (Freedict)
- If you turned to domestic politics, the news was no better. (Longman)