Country Briefs


V-Dem released the very first complete dataset covering some 15 million data points across 173 countries, offering the opportunity to conduct detailed analyses of democracy over time starting from year 1900. In conjunction with this, we are releasing a number of country briefs, illustrating an example of how the data online can be utilized for graphing and analysis.




 Country Brief #TitleAuthor(s)Citation
 Country Brief #TitleAuthor(s)Citation
CB #001 Country Brief: Ghana Valeriya Mechkova and Staffan I. Lindberg

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Country Brief No. 1. January 2016



CB #002 Country Brief: Mexico Frida Andersson and Staffan I. Lindberg

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Country Brief No. 2. January 2016



CB #003 Country Brief: Sweden Valeriya Mechkova, Frida Andersson and Staffan I. Lindberg

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Country Brief No. 3. January 2016



CB #004 Country Brief: India Valeriya Mechkova and Staffan I. Lindberg

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Country Brief No. 4. February 2016



CB #005 Country Brief: Costa Rica Frida Andersson, Valeriya Mechkova and Staffan I. Lindberg

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Country Brief No. 5. February 2016



CB #006 Country Brief: Indonesia Valeriya Mechkova, Marina Povitkina

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Country Brief No. 06. May 2016



CB #007 Country Brief: Finland Frida Andersson

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Country Brief No. 7. May 2016



CB #008 Country Brief: Fiji Marina Povitkina, Valeriya Mechkova

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Country Brief No. 8. June 2016



CB #009 Country Brief: Germany Petrus Olander, Frida Andersson, Valeriya Mechkova

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Country Brief No. 9. June 2016



CB #010 Country Brief: South Korea Frida Andersson, Valeriya Mechkova

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Country Brief No. 10. June 2016



CB #011 Country Brief: Uganda V-Dem Institute

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Country Brief No. 11. September 2021. 






Country Reports

 Country Report #TitleAuthor(s)Citation
 Country Report #TitleAuthor(s)Citation
CR #001 Myanmar/Burma: A Country Report Based on Pilot-Study Data Allen Hicken

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 1, February 2012.



CR #002 Ghana: A Country Report Based on Pilot-Study Data Staffan I. Lindberg & Jennifer C. Boylan

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 2, June 2012.



CR #003 Georgia: A Country Report Based on Data 1900-2012 Medet Tiulegenov, Eitan Tzelgov, Valeriya Mechkova, and Staffan I. Lindberg

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 3, October 2013.



CR #004 Myanmar/Burma: A Country Report Based on Data 1900-2012 Aung A. Hliang, Julio Teehankee, Yi-ting Wang, Valeriya Mechkova, Vlad Ciobanu, and Staffan I. Lindberg

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 4,  November 2013.



CR #005 El Salvador: A Country Report Based on Data 1900-2012 Rodrigo Castro Cornejo, Michael Coppedge

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 5, November 2013.



CR #006 Senegal: A Country Report Based on Data 1900-2012 Rodrigo Castro Cornejo, Amadou S. Diop, and Michael Coppedge. With assistance from Ryan Schultheis, AnnaLee Rice, and Andrew Bramsen

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 6, November 2013.



CR #007 Saudi Arabia: A Country Report Based on Data 1900-2012 Andersson, Frida, Valeriya Mechkova, and Staffan I. Lindberg

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 7, February 2015.



CR #008 Algeria: A Country Report Based on Data 1962-2012 M. Tahir Kilavuz

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 8, October 2015.



CR #009 Egypt: A Country Report Based on Data 1900-2014 Gabrielle Timm

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 9, September 2016.

Note: This report was produced by a student from Vanderbilt University. V-Dem does not do quality control and therefore does not endorse the content of the papers, which is the responsibility of the authors only.



CR #010 Sudan: A Country Report Based on Data 1900-2012 Blake Sidon

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 10, September 2016.

Note: This report was produced by a student from Vanderbilt University. V-Dem does not do quality control and therefore does not endorse the content of the papers, which is the responsibility of the authors only.



CR #011 Iraq: A Country Report Based on Data 1920-2012 Sarah Ing

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 11, September 2016.

Note: This report was produced by a student from Vanderbilt University. V-Dem does not do quality control and therefore does not endorse the content of the papers, which is the responsibility of the authors only.



CR #012 Hungary: A Country Report Based on Data 1918-2012 Julia Gabriel

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 12, September 2016.

Note: This report was produced by a student from Vanderbilt University. V-Dem does not do quality control and therefore does not endorse the content of the papers, which is the responsibility of the authors only.



CR #013 Uganda: A Country Report Based on Data 1900-2012 Tina Bergmann

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 13, September 2016.

Note: This report was produced by a student from Vanderbilt University. V-Dem does not do quality control and therefore does not endorse the content of the papers, which is the responsibility of the authors only.



CR #014 Iran: A Country Report Based on Data 1900-2012 Caleb Harper

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 14, September 2016.

Note: This report was produced by a student from Vanderbilt University. V-Dem does not do quality control and therefore does not endorse the content of the papers, which is the responsibility of the authors only.



CR #015 Ireland: A Country Report Based on Data 1919-2012 Walt Baker

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 15, September 2016.

Note: This report was produced by a student from Vanderbilt University. V-Dem does not do quality control and therefore does not endorse the content of the papers, which is the responsibility of the authors only.



CR #016 Taiwan: A Country Report Based on Data 1900-2014 Christine Huang

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 16, January 2017.

Note: This report was produced by a student from Vanderbilt University. V-Dem does not do quality control and therefore does not endorse the content of the papers, which is the responsibility of the authors only.