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Published on October 16th, 2014 | by Travis Korte


Electoral Integrity Around the World

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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Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.

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