V-Dem: Global Standards, Local Knowledge

Varieties of Democracy aims to produce better Indicators of Democracy. We are a team of over 50 social scientists on six continents. We work with more than 3,000 country experts and a truly global International Advisory Board.

V-Dem released a groundbreaking dataset v8 with new data from 1789-2017! 

  • Countries: 201 
  • Year coverage: 1789-2017
  • 450 indicators, 47 mid-indices and 5 high-level indices
  • Complete set of reference materials, including codebook

The dataset is free and available for download via: https://www.v-dem.net/en/data/data-version-8/



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