Welcome to the PPDB Project Home Page!

The Political Party Database Project is a cross-national initiative to establish an online public database as a central source for key information about political party organization, party resources, leadership selection, and partisan political participation in many representative democracies.   The Party Statute Archive located elsewhere on this website is a resource assemble by our research team to assist students, scholars and practitioners. 


The anticipated release date for our first round of data is January 2017.  Round 1 data covers 122 parties in 19 countries.


More information about the project can be found in Assessing Party Organizational Change: Participation, Representation and Power, a paper presented at the 2013 American Political Association Meetings.

This project has been supported by funding from the following institutions and associations. We are grateful for their support.

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany)
  • Economic & Social Research Council (UK)
  • National Science Foundation (US)
  • Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation
  • European Consortium for Political Research – ECPR Research Sessions 2011
  • Israel Studies Collaborative (ISC) at the Schusterman Center for Jewis Studies, University of Texas at Austin
  • Levi Eshkol Institute for Social, Economic and Political Research
  • Heinrich Heine UniversityDüsseldorf --Party Research Institute (PRuF)
  • University of Houston – Small Grants Fund
  • University of Oslo – Småforsk (research fund)
  • University of Leiden
  • University of Sydney – International Program Development Fund