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Database on Ambassador Postings, Sex and International Status

One aim of the GenDip program is to analyze where men, women and other diplomats are posted in terms of the power and prestige of the diplomatic position. As part of this endeavor, we have put together a unique data set consisting of all the ambassador appointments made by states in 2014 (close to 10,000 appointments), identifying the sex categorization of the ambassador (as woman, man or other) and the economic and military status of the appointment in terms of the GDP and military expenditure of the receiving state, where the ambassador is posted. Our aim is to expand this dataset with data from 2019. Once we have published to our satisfaction, we will make the data public.