Database of Political Institutions

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The Database of Political Institutions presents institutional and electoral results data such as measures of checks and balances, tenure and stability of the government, identification of party affiliation and ideology, and fragmentation of opposition and government parties in the legislature, among others. The current version of the database, which is now hosted at the IDB, expands its coverage to about 180 countries for 40 years. Researchers at the World Bank Development Research Group first compiled the database in 2000 (see citation information below). It has become one of the most cited databases in comparative political economy and comparative political institutions. Almost 3,000 studies have used this database so far as a source of institutional and political data in their empirical analysis.

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Time Series
Languages Supported: 
English
Topics: 
Public Sector Management
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Geographical Coverage: 
World
Economy Coverage: 
High Income
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Number of Economies: 
180
Periodicity: 
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Temporal Coverage: 
1975 - 2015
Release Date: 
February 29, 2000

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Last Updated: 
July 17, 2017
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The Database of Political Institutions presents institutional and electoral results data such as measures of checks and balances, tenure and stability of the government, identification of party affiliation and ideology, and fragmentation of opposition and government parties in the legislature, among others. The current version of the database, which is now hosted at the IDB, expands its coverage to about 180 countries for 40 years. Researchers at the World Bank Development Research Group first compiled the database in 2000 (see citation information below). It has become one of the most cited databases in comparative political economy and comparative political institutions. Almost 3,000 studies have used this database so far as a source of institutional and political data in their empirical analysis.

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2020-07-21
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Temporal Coverage

1975 - 2015

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Languages Supported: 
Time Periods: 
March, 2017
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Number of Economies: 
180
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Start Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1975
End Date: 
Thursday, December 31, 2015
ECA
Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 29, 2000
Last Updated Date: 
Monday, July 17, 2017
citation text: 
Institutions and African Economic Development☆
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Modified date: 
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