QoG Basic Dataset

SND-ID: EXT 0009

This study is part of the collection Quality of Government

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Stefan Dahlberg - Mid Sweden University, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Aksel Sundström - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Bo Rothstein - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Natalia Alvarado Pachon - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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Description

The QoG Institute is an independent research institute within the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. Overall 30 researchers conduct and promote research on the causes, consequences and nature of Good Governance and the Quality of Government - that is, trustworthy, reliable, impartial, uncorrupted and competent government institutions.

The main objective of our research is to address the theoretical and empirical problem of how political institutions of high quality can be created and maintained. A second objective is to study the effects of Quality of Government on a number of policy areas, such as health, the environment, social policy, and poverty.

QoG Basic Dataset, which consists of approximately the 300 most used variables from QoG Standard Dataset, is a selection of variables that cover the most important concepts related to Quality of Government.

In the QoG Basic CS dataset, data from and around 2018 is included. Data from 2018 is prioritized, however, if no data is available for a country for 2018, data for 2019 is included. If no data exists for 2019

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Language

English

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Identifiers

DOI:

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method and time period

Unit of analysis

Population

Countries

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration
Time-series dataset: 194 countries which are members of the United Nations well as previous members of the UN provided that their de facto sovereignty has not changed substantially since they were members. Plus an addition of 17 historical countries. A total of 211 nations.

Cross-sectional dataset: 194 countries which are members of the United Nations as well as previous members of the UN provided that their de facto sovereignty has not changed substantially since they were members.

Time period(s) investigated

1946 – 2021

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic description: Time-series dataset: 211 countries Cross-sectional dataset: 194 countries

Lowest geographic unit

Country

Highest geographic unit

Country

Topic and keywords
Publications

Access to data via

DOI
Dataset 1: 

Dataset 2: 

Dataset 1
The QoG Cross-Section Data, Basic

Associated documentation

Description

In the QoG Basic CS dataset, data from and around 2018 is included. Data from 2018 is prioritized, however, if no data is available for a country for 2018, data for 2019 is included. If no data exists for 2019, data for 2017 is included, and so on up to a maximum of +/- 3 years.

Citation

Dahlberg, Stefan, Aksel Sundström, Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein, Natalia Alvarado Pachon & Cem Mert Dalli. 2022. The Quality of Government Basic Dataset, version Jan22. University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, https://www.gu.se/en/quality-government doi:10.18157/qogbasjan22

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Stefan Dahlberg - Mid Sweden University, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Aksel Sundström - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Bo Rothstein - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Natalia Alvarado Pachon - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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Time period(s) investigated

2015 – 2021

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Compilation/Synthesis
  • Source of the data: Geographic area
Dataset 2
The QoG Time-Series Data, Basic

Associated documentation

Description

In the QoG Basic TS dataset, data from 1946 to 2021 is included and the unit of analysis is country-year (e.g., Sweden-1946, Sweden-1947, etc.).

Historical countries are in most cases denoted with a do-date (e.g. Ethiopia (-1992) and a from-date (Ethiopia (1993-)).

Citation

Dahlberg, Stefan, Aksel Sundström, Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein, Natalia Alvarado Pachon & Cem Mert Dalli. 2022. The Quality of Government Basic Dataset, version Jan22. University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, https://www.gu.se/en/quality-government doi:10.18157/qogbasjan22

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Stefan Dahlberg - Mid Sweden University, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Aksel Sundström - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Bo Rothstein - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Natalia Alvarado Pachon - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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Time period(s) investigated

1946 – 2021

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Compilation/Synthesis
  • Source of the data: Geographic area
Published: 2013-07-12
Last updated: 2022-05-03