When using QoG Environmental Indicators data, make sure to cite both the original source and our publication:
Povitkina, Marina, Natalia Alvarado Pachon & Cem Mert Dalli. 2021. The Quality of Government Environmental Indicators Dataset, version Sep21. University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, https://www.gu.se/en/quality-government
The QoG datasets are open and available, free of charge and without a need to register your data. You can use them for your analysis, graphs, teaching, and other academic-related and non-commercial purposes. We ask our users to cite always the original source(s) of the variables and our datasets.
We do not allow other uses of these data including but not limited to redistribution, commercialization and other for-profit usage. If a user is interested in such use or has doubts about the license, they will have to refer to the original source and check with them if this is allowed and what requirements they need to fulfill.
In 2023, we have uploaded a new version of the data that has dropped all the observations that are empty for content variables (meaning variables that are not used for identification). The data’s content has not changed otherwise.
Be mindful the original data sources are the only owners of their data and they can adjust their license without previous warning.