A key part of the mission of the Global Survey of Public Servants is to make data from surveys of public servants available for practitioners and researchers to use.
We aim to publish individual survey, thematic and harmonized data sets that facilitate the analysis of a single public service or allow comparisons across surveys and countries.
This is an evolving process, with new data sets being published when they become available and new modes of data sharing being trialled. We currently publish the GSPS Global Indicator Data Set at the organization-level, but hope to publish more disaggregated data in the future.
The Global Survey of Public Servants Global Indicator Data Set
The Global Survey of Public Servants Consortium has collected surveys of public servants across the world. To maximize their usefulness to the global community while ensuring confidentiality of responses, we have released a twenty-one-country dataset that averages responses at the institution-level (the GSPS `Global Indicator Data Set'). To visualize this data, go to our data dashboard.
The Global Indicator Data Set incorporates surveys undertaken by both the GSPS Consortium (Albania, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Estonia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kosovo, Liberia, Lithuania, Nigeria, Philippines, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Uruguay) and those governments that make their survey data public (Australia, Canada, Colombia, the United Kingdom and the United States Federal Government). The Global Indicator Data Set is limited to surveys which cover a large proportion of the organizations of civilian central government public administration.
Please cite the GSPS Global Indicator Data Set as: Fukuyama, Francis ® Daniel Rogger ® Zahid Hasnain ® Katherine Bersch ® Dinsha Mistree ® Christian Schuster ® Kim Sass Mikkelsen ® Kerenssa Kay ® Jan Meyer-Sahling (2022) Global Survey of Public Servants Global Indicator Data Set (version 1; April 2022). Available at https://www.globalsurveyofpublicservants.org/datadownloads
In addition to the GSPS Global Indicator Data Set, the GSPS Consortium releases data from surveys we have undertaken on specific themes across countries.
The GSPS undertook surveys with 110,000 public servants in seven countries (Brazil, Chile, Cambodia, Colombia, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Morocco) on their experience of remote work during the Covid-19 pandemic between 2020 and 2021.
See the Public Administration Review article motivating the survey effort.
See two World Bank's Governance blogs with results from this data.
Download the GSPS Public Servants Remote Work Surveys dataset
Download the Public Servants Remote Work Surveys codebook
Please cite the GSPS Public Servants Remote Work Surveys Data Set as: Fornasari, Margherita ® Christian Schuster ® Kim Sass Mikkelsen ® Jan Meyer-Sahling ® Kerenssa Kay ® Turkan Mukhtarova ® Daniel Rogger ® Zahid Hasnain (2022) Global Survey of Public Servants Remote Work Surveys Data Set. Available at https://www.globalsurveyofpublicservants.org/datadownloads