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Explore Events and Indicators

Visualization Details: 

The below map shows reports of violent events and protests as captured by different datasets. It can be used to explore the frequency and concentration of recent violent events and protests. Clicking on a particular location will display data associated with events in that area. The time bar slider in the lower left corner can be used to explore events over time. 

Datasets: 

Attacks from the Political Instability Task Force (PITF) Atrocities dataset. This includes annual data on cases of ethnic war, revolutionary war, adverse regime change, genocide/politicide, and political instability. Indicators include numbers of fatalities, area affected, and perpetrator.

 

News from the Global Database of Events, Language and Tone (GDELT). The GDELT Project incorporates local media reports as well as international sources worldwide about events, and can be used to explore the frequency and concentration of violent events and protests over the past week as reported in the news media. Clicking on a particular location will display the articles associated with violence and protests in that area, along with a link to execute a Google query on the location. This visualization displays the past 7 days of data.

 

Events from the Armed Conflict Location and Events Database (ACLED). ACLED captures political violence data for developing states, specifically in Africa and Asia. This data collection and analysis project produces information on the specific dates and locations of political violence, the type of event, the groups involved, fatalities, and changes in territorial control. Information is recorded on the battles, killings, riots, and recruitment activities of rebels, governments, militias, armed groups, protesters and civilians. This visualization displays ACLED data for the past 7 weeks.

 

Violent Death Trends - This dataset comes from the Small Arms Survey's Global Burden of Armed Violence reports, and shows the number of violent deaths per 100,000 population. The interactive maps and charts on this page refer to important indicators of armed violence.

Corruption - This dataset comes from the Worldwide Governance Indicators, which reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for 215 economies over the period 1996–2014, for six dimensions of governance.

Child Mortality Under 5 - This is dataset is from the World Bank (per 1000 deaths), but is taken from estimates Developed by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation ( UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, UN DESA Population Division ) at childmortality.org. 

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Conflict Timeline

Visualization Details:  This timeline of armed conflict in countries in the region from 1946-2014 can be used to explore and compare the period of time in which different countries experienced an armed conflict. Choose between two datasets via the hand icon on the upper left of the chart. 
Datasets:

UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset (Uppsala University, v.4-2015, 1946 – 2014): Information on armed conflict where at least one party is the government of a state in the time period 1946-2014. 

 

The Nonviolent and Violent Campaigns and Outcomes (NAVCO) 2.0 dataset: The NAVCO Dataset compiles annual data on 250 nonviolent and violent mass movements for regime change, anti-occupation, and secession from 1945 to 2006..

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Regional Instability

Visualization Details: 

This is a live-updated timeline depicting an "instability" measure or average tone for news for each country in the region, displayed in a day-level view going back to the second quarter of 2015. The Y-axis is the percent of all events monitored worldwide that are identified as conflict events for that country, so the line chart depicts the density of conflict events for this country as a percentage of all news report. It can be used to explore how conflict events and instability are impacting the overall media environment of a country. The higher the line, the more unstable the country is according to worldwide news coverage.

The Country Selector legend allows you to select individual countries to view.  To just view a single country, use the "select/unselect all" option to remove all the countries. Then select the country or countries you are interested in viewing. 

Datasets: Global Database of Events, Language and Tone (GDELT): This is one of the largest worldwide open databases available and contains over a quarter-billion records organized into a set of tab-delimited files by date, and incorporates local media reports as well as international sources worldwide about events. It can be used to explore the level of instability in a country as depicted by new reports in international and local media. This timeline captures instability over the past 180 days.

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Regional Indicators

Visualization Details: 

The Regional Indicators line chart allows you to select line charts for Violent Trend Deaths (selected), the Control of Corruption, or Child Mortality under 5.

The Country Selector legend allows you to select individual countries to view.  To just view a single country, use the "select/unselect all" option to remove all the countries. Then select the country or countries you are interested in viewing. 

Datasets:

Violent Trend Deaths from the Global Burden of Armed Violence reports: Number of violent deaths per 100,000 population.

  Control of Corruption, Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI): Captures perceptions of the extent to which public power is exercised for private gain, including both petty and grand forms of corruption, as well as "capture" of the state by elites and private interests. It includes data from 1996-2014.
 

Child Mortality Under 5: From the World Bank (per 1000 deaths). Estimates Developed by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, annd may in some cases not be consistent with data before the current year.

 

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