I am responsible for developing the Quality of Government (QoG) Institute datasets and overseeing the work of the QoG data, an open data platform on corruption and other societal indicators.

I lead one of the modules in Demscore, an infrastructure providing free data from several of the world’s largest datasets on Democracy, Environment, Migration, Social Policy, Conflict, and Representation.

Together with colleagues in the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project, I launched the ‘Women’s Political Empowerment Index’, a set of data that is free for the public to download and use (see also Sundström et al. 2017). 

I am also working with providing open and free data on age group representation in politics (with Daniel Stockemer). The Worldwide Age Representation in Parliaments (WARP) dataset (see, is an ongoing effort that provides information about the numerical presence of age groups in lower house parliaments, spanning across the globe and over time. To date, it contains over 800 elections in 150 countries.