Data-based essay

Due by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Use data from the OECD, World Bank, Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project, or Quality of Governance (QoG) project to compare some aspect of the public sector across five countries. These data sources include information about public sector labor force participation, gender proportions in bureaucracy, civil society openness and restrictions, human resource management policies, and a host of other public policy and management issues.

You will select one public sector issue and five countries and collect the relevant data on the issue for at least the past ten years (if available). You will then summarize and visualize trends in the data and draw conclusions about the issue in these countries. You will conclude with a discussion of what the trends in these five countries might mean for the public sector in other countries.

Your essay should be a minimum of 1,250 words. Broadly speaking, your essay should include:

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