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Conference ”What Do We Know About Democratization"

Nine researchers involved in the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project gathered in Rome, Italy from across the Americas and Europe on October 17–19 2017 to present their latest findings at the conference ”What Do We Know About Democratization After 117 Years?”.

Call: Country Experts for V-Dem

Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) is looking for Country Experts.

Conference on Democracy, Maputo, MZ

V-Dem Institute in collaboration with CPDG (Centre for Research on Governance and Development, Maputo) and the Maputo Office of FES (Friedrich Ebert Foundation) organized a conference on democracy in Maputo, Mozambique, 24 May 2017.

Report on Policy Day 2017

The 2017 Policy Dialogue Day was organized jointly by the V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) Institute, the QoG (Quality of Government) Institute, GLD-Gothenburg (Program for Governance and Local Development) and UCDP (Uppsala Conflict Data Program). 

V-Dem Data from a Regional Perspective: Insights from Nepal

One day workshop: V-Dem Data from a Regional Perspective: Insights from Nepal.

Call for Country Coordinators

V-Dem is searching for new Country Coordinators!

Videos from Policy Dialogue Day 2017

Videos from the Policy Dialogue Day 2017.

Most comprehensive dataset on democracy online!

The Varieties of Democracy Project releases the most comprehensive dataset on democracy in the world

Detailed Program: Policy Dialogue Day 2017

A detailed program for the Policy Dialogue Day 2017 “From Knowledge to Action: Current Insights on Democracy, Governance and Armed Conflict” is now available!

New measure of women's political empowerment

A new index is launched that maps the unequal distribution of power and opportunities between men and women in different countries. Earlier measurements of women's political empowerment has several weaknesses. The index that is now being introduced by the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project at the University of Gothenburg covers more aspects of this process and has a wider scope in time and space than previous measurements.

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