ACLED collects disaggregated data of every event of political violence in Africa, henceforth expanding to Asia (Raleigh et al., 2010). A particularity of ACLED’s work is the publication of data on a real-time, weekly basis. One issue experienced in the
The Fragile States Index (FSI), produced by The Fund for Peace, highlights pressures faced by states, identifying “when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure”, with the intent of shaping assessments of political risk by researchers
ACLED has released updated data about recent unrests in Burundi. Drawing mainly on information displayed on 2015Burundi, we have updated the ACLED dataset. Data from 26 April to 26 June 2015 were published last month. New data covering conflict events through 5
ACLED Asia Data from January 1st to May 31st 2015 are available for download here, and are publicly available at https://www.strausscenter.org/strauss-articles/acled-3.html. The latest ACLED Asia Conflict Trends Report offering analysis of the latest data can be accessed here. We will
ACLED has released updated data about recent unrest in Burundi. Over the last seven weeks, Bujumbura – and, over time, several countryside towns – have experienced recurring protests and riots from opposition members to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a
With so many different forms of data collection on conflict and violence types and locations, it is often difficult to know how these various data compare and to what extent they describe and record the same events. On one end
When working with quantitative data, it is often necessary to merge data from multiple datasets. For example, one might want to combine conflict data at the country-level from ACLED with data on health, climate change, gender, etc. from another source.
The growth of online media and easily accessible information has enabled conflict data projects to provide a granular and detailed picture of conflict dynamics with geographically and temporally discrete events (Gleditsch et al., 2013). However, reliance on secondary sources means that