SNIC
SUPR
SNIC SUPR
ViEWS
Dnr:

SNIC 2018/3-380

Type:

SNAC Medium

Principal Investigator:

HÃ¥vard Hegre

Affiliation:

Uppsala universitet

Start Date:

2018-08-01

End Date:

2019-08-01

Primary Classification:

50901: Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Allocation

Abstract

The ViEWS project started up in January 2017 with funding from the European Research Council's Advanced Grant scheme. ViEWS develops, tests, and iteratively improves an early-warning system based on the statistical analysis of data. The ViEWS forecasts have been made publicly available since June 2018 at https://www.pcr.uu.se/research/views/. The ambition is to provide updated forecasts monthly. ViEWS provides early warnings for the three forms of political violence recorded by the Uppsala Conflict Data Project: armed conflict involving states and rebel groups, armed conflict between non-state actors, and violence against civilians. It applies all of these outcome variables to specific actors, sub-national geographical units, and countries.