QoG Basic

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jan Teorell - Lund University, Department of Political Science orcid

Marcus Samanni - 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

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.

The QoG Basic dataset is smaller version of the QoG Standard dataset. The purpose is to offering the most used and the most qualitative variables in terms of data from the QoG standard dataset in a more accessible package. The data is existing in both time-series (year 1946 to 2015) and cross-section (year 2012).

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jan Teorell - Lund University, Department of Political Science orcid

Marcus Samanni - 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

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0009

Purpose:

The primary aim of QoG is to conduct and promote research on corruption. One aim of the QoG Institute is to make publicly available cross-national comparative data on QoG and its correlates.

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.

The QoG Basic dataset is smaller version of the QoG Standard dataset. The purpose is to offering the most used and the most qualitative variables in terms of data from the QoG standard dataset in a more accessible package. The data is existing in both time-series (year 1946 to 2015) and cross-section (year 2012).

Time period(s) investigated:

1946 — 2015

Geographic spread:

Geographic description: Time-series dataset: 211 countries Cross-sectional dataset: 193 countries

Lowest geographic unit:

Country

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.

Citation requirement:

Dahlberg, Stefan, Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein, Anna Khomenko & Richard Svensson. 2016. The Quality of Government Basic Dataset, version Jan16. University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, http://www.qog.pol.gu.se doi:10.18157/QoGBasJan16

Contact person for questions about the data:

Stefan Dahlberg

Publications

Link to publication list:

If you have published anything based on these data, please notify us with a reference to your publication(s).

Dataset EXT 0009-001

The QoG Cross-Section Data, Basic

Description:

A cross-section dataset based on data from and around 2012 of QoG Basic dataset. If there was no data for 2012 on a variable, data from the year after or the year before have been used, up to +/- 3 years.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

2012

Dataset EXT 0009-002

The QoG Time-Series Data, Basic

Description:

Data from 1946 to 2014. The unit of analysis is country-year (e.g. Sweden-1946).
Historical countries are in most cases denoted with a do-date (e.g. Ethiopia (-1992) and a from-date (Ethiopia (1993-)).

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

1946 — 2015