Researchers from Harvard University and the University of Sydney have created the Perception of Electoral Integrity (PEI) index, a data set covering experts’ perceptions of 49 indicators that are related to elections in 86 countries. Norway ranks first in the weighted index, followed by Costa Rica and Germany. Tajikistan, Djibouti, and Equatorial Guinea rank last. PEI’s creators hope the data will help other researchers compare how national elections around the world are meeting international standards and track changes in global election quality.
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