We have received several account requests from people not affiliated with the AFD-MAAS project. To avoid future frustrations: the main parts of this website (IPD+ and Datasets tabs) are for internal use only and not open to the general public. In other words, if you have not been given a link to this website by me (admin) = I know your name, your account will not be activated so please don’t try to register. For access to the IPD as such please see the first post below. Thanks!
This is site is currently undergoing a major revision. A members area is being established for registered researchers where they will be able to download prepared cross-country data. This functionality is not yet operational. All previous content may be inaccessible in between.
IPD+ is an extension of the Institutional Profiles Database with other relevant macro data. It is currently not available to the general public as it is still in construction. AFD and MGSoG researchers: please navigate to IPD+ and enter your password to access the database and additional information.
The Institutional Profiles Database 2009 presents a set of indicators on the institutional characteristics of 123 developed and developing countries covering 96% of the world population and 99% of world GDP. The database covers a broad spectrum of institutional characteristics and goes beyond measuring governance. The nine institutional functions assessed by the IPD are: 1. Political institutions; 2. Safety, Law and Order, Control of violence; 3. Functioning of Public administrations; 4. Free Operation of Markets; 5. Coordination of actors, Strategic vision, Innovation; 6. Security of transactions and contracts; 7. Market regulations, Social dialogue; 8. Openness to the outside world; 9. Social cohesion and mobility.
The database was built by researchers from the French Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Employment (MINEIE) and the French Development Agency (AFD) and was constructed from a world survey conducted with MINEIE and AFD agencies present in the countries covered in the database. The document ‘Institutional Profiles Database III’ available on the linked websites, presents the underlying assumptions, the analytical framework and the methodology used to prepare the data and to built IPD 2009. The University of Maastricht / Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSOG) is actively involved in the scientific work on IPD 2009.
You can access the IPD database via: IPD@MGSoG, or IPD@CEPII, or IPD@AFD.