All our data is free to download for use in your own research, but please make sure to cite it properly. The correct way to cite our data can be found at the bottom of each page.
The QoG Institute offers a range of datasets on indicators of Quality of Government and all things related. Our flagship is the QoG Standard Dataset available in both cross-section and time-series, however as the QoG Standard Dataset has grown so has the demand for a dataset that is easier to get an overview of, and therefore we have launched the QoG Basic Dataset. The purpose of which is to meet this demand by offering the most used and the most qualitative variables in terms of data from the QoG Standard Dataset in a more accessible package.
The QoG OECD is a dataset published by the QoG Institute. It covers countries who are members of the OECD. The dataset is further distinguished due to its high data coverage in terms geography and time.
If you are interested in the inner workings of bureaucracies you might also find our datasets QoG Expert Survey Dataset useful.
Should you at any time encounter problems with the dataset, please feel free to contact the QoG Institute's data administration staff.
If you are interested in older versions of our datasets, they are available on our QoG Data Archive page. Here you can find older versions of our datasets and code books.