Dataset Archive

Previous versions of the V-Dem Dataset are listed below.

V-Dem Dataset Version 11

Note: For v11, there was a mistake in aggregating a number of A and A* variables from country-date to country-year by using the wrong aggregation method, most often using maximum instead of last or last instead of maximum per country-year. Most indices were not affected by this as they get calculated using country-date inputs. The following indices were affected and were recalculated for v11.1, the number of changed observations in comparison to v11 are in parenthesis: v2x_horacc (all), v2x_accountability (all), v2x_veracc (all), v2x_diagacc (all), v2x_divparctrl (45), v2x_feduni (8), v2x_regime (24), v2x_regime_amb (25), v2x_ex_confidence (17), v2x_ex_direlect (8), v2x_ex_hereditary (21), v2x_ex_military (52), v2x_ex_party (27). The affected A and A* variables were re-aggregated using the correct method for v11.1.

V-Dem Dataset Version 10

V-Dem Dataset Version 9

Note: 6 May 2019: we uploaded slightly updated dataset packages. The difference concerns some tags and Codebook entries. For details, please consult the change log file changelog.txt (447 bytes).

Note: 3 June 2019: we uploaded slightly updated versions of the country-year full+others dataset packages. The difference concerns only two variables on GDP growth (e_migdpgro and e_migdpgrolns).

V-Dem Dataset Version 8

V-Dem Dataset Version 7.1

We strongly recommend that you to use the most recent version of the dataset which can be downloaded directly from our website.

We also have an external archive, here you find: the coder-level version of the dataset, accompanying documentation, posterior distributions for variables, and older versions (v1-v7). To access the archive, click here.

V-Dem Dataset Version 7

We strongly recommend that you to use the most recent version of the dataset which can be downloaded directly from our website.

We also have an external archive, here you find: the coder-level version of the dataset, accompanying documentation, posterior distributions for variables, and older versions (v1-v7). To access the archive, click here.

V-Dem Dataset Version 6.2

We strongly recommend that you to use the most recent version of the dataset which can be downloaded directly from our website.

We also have an external archive, here you find: the coder-level version of the dataset, accompanying documentation, posterior distributions for variables, and older versions (v1-v7). To access the archive, click here.

V-Dem Dataset Version 6.1

We strongly recommend that you to use the most recent version of the dataset which can be downloaded directly from our website.

We also have an external archive, here you find: the coder-level version of the dataset, accompanying documentation, posterior distributions for variables, and older versions (v1-v7). To access the archive, click here.

V-Dem Dataset Version 6

We strongly recommend that you to use the most recent version of the dataset which can be downloaded directly from our website.

We also have an external archive, here you find: the coder-level version of the dataset, accompanying documentation, posterior distributions for variables, and older versions (v1-v7). To access the archive, click here.

V-Dem Dataset Version 5

We strongly recommend that you to use the most recent version of the dataset which can be downloaded directly from our website.

We also have an external archive, here you find: the coder-level version of the dataset, accompanying documentation, posterior distributions for variables, and older versions (v1-v7). To access the archive, click here.