Constitutionmaking.org is a joint project of the Comparative Constitutions Project (CCP) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Our goal is to provide designers with systematic information on design options and constitutional text, drawing on the CCP's comprehensive dataset on the features of national constitutions since 1789. We are motivated by the simple premise that constitutional drafters benefit from a comprehensive set of options when designing governing institutions, with the understanding that any particular draft must be tailored to the local environment.
We feature a series of reports on topics that are central to national constitutions. The reports provide information on trends and patterns in the choice of different constitutional provisions, as well as representative excerpts that illustrate an array of choices for the issue.
We are dedicated to facilitating informed choice.