M&E THURSDAY TALKS

M&E Thursday Talk – Using Real-time Conflict Data for DM&E

Dr. Roudabeh Kishi and Olivia Russell of ACLED

April 18, 2019 10:00am

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Join DME for Peace on Thursday, April 18th at 10:00am EDT, as ACLED’s Research Director, Dr. Roudabeh Kishi, and Program Director, Olivia Russell, host the M&E Thursday Talks to lead discussion on Using Real-time Conflict Data for DM&E.”

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The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) collects real time data on political violence and protest events across Africa, South/Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. ACLED collects the dates, actors, types of violence, locations, and fatalities associated with these events. All of this data is publicly available for use, and journalists, academics, practitioners, and governments regularly use it to inform decision-making, programming, and policy.

Olivia and Roudabeh will introduce ACLED’s coverage and methodology of data collection, as well as outline possible applications of ACLED data to research on conflict, design, monitoring, evaluation and learning. They also will highlight how to access and download the data, understand the variables and the basic structure of the data, avoid potential pitfalls of analysis, and ultimately to successfully employ the data for your needs.

Following the presentation, participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss the potential, wider application of real-time conflict data.

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