The highly innovative Swedish democracy technology nonprofit V-Dem Institute has finished building four new data visualization tools to the delight of the democracy community. The tools are part of V-Dem’s mission of transforming the world with their “new approach to conceptualizing and measuring democracy”.
Based at the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, V-Dem is celebrating its newly released V-Dem Graphing Tools include new ways to manipulate the global democracy data they have gathered into their system including over 450 different indicators. According to V-Dem:
V-Dem is one of the largest-ever social science data collection efforts with a database containing over 19 million data points. Since April 2018, the dataset covers 201 countries from 1789-2017 with annual updates to follow.
Find out more about the latest updates here or watch this presentation from the V-Dem Launch Conference in 2013 where the goals of V-Dem are explained by in-house experts Staffan I. Lindberg, Ulrika Lång and Stina Karltun. Take a look: