Global State of Democracy Indices

The Global State of Democracy Indices depict democratic trends at the country, regional and global levels across 28 aspects of democracy from1975–2018, updated annually.

The indices measure democratic performance for 158 countries around the world help monitor progress on 8 of the 17 the the Sustainable Development Goals. They indices are aggregated from 97 indicators, drawn from 11 different datasets of which V-Dem is the largest. All scoring runs from 0 to 1, with 0 representing the lowest achievement in the whole sample and 1 the highest. Country and regional scores, trend graphs and country profiles can be downloaded from the GSoD Indices interactive website.


2018 Infographic Democracy Conceptual Framework


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