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 2,800 country experts and a truly global International Advisory BoardV-Dem is the recipient of the Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Dataset Award 2016.

The Varieties of Democracy Project has now released the Annual Report for 2017 and a new and even more comprehensive dataset on democracy.

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