Select a Country
Select a Comparison Region:
Select a Comparison Category:
By utilizing novel sequencing methods, this tool shows sequencing relationships between indicators in a selected category with a comparison between country vs. region.
Generating a TableStep 1: Select a country or a region.
Step 2: Select a comparison region.
Step 3: Select a comparison category.
For this tool, V-Dem has specifically constructed so-called dependency tables, which indicate how indicators have developed in relation to each other. For that purpose, we have identified the lowest value of each indicator in a selected category, which has been reached historically (1900-2017) in virtually all countries before the highest value of the variable in question was reached. The sum of these minimum values is called contingency conditions.
A low number of contingency conditions for a variable indicates that it assumed its highest level before much progress in other aspects has been made. Conversely, a high number of dependencies for a variable indicate that it cannot fully develop before many other variables have reached high levels.
Interpreting TablesIndicator – includes a list of all indicators listed under the selected category. Press on the indicator’s name to learn more about it.
# of Contingencies – displays a minimum number of contingencies needed to get to a maximum.
#of Met – shows the current number of contingencies reached for that country indicator in 2017.
Current Value in Country – displays the current score of an indicator on the “original scale” in 2017. To view scales of an indicator, please click on the indicator.
For more information, please consult Mechkova, Valeriya, Anna Lührmann, and Staffan I. Lindberg. 2018. "The Accountability Sequence: From De-jure to De-facto Constraints on Governments." V-Dem Working Paper 58 (2017).