The Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program analyzes how various insecurities converge to impact vulnerability in Asia, and where and how these insecurities could develop into complex emergencies. Researchers have developed a number of new datasets and tools to examine these issues.

ASIA CLIMATE SECURITY VULNERABILITY MODEL
CEPSA’s climate security vulnerability model for Asia identifies the subnational locations in South and Southeast Asia that are most vulnerable to climate-related hazards, defined in terms of the potential for large-scale loss of life. The model captures overall composite vulnerability, as well as vulnerability in four key areas that contribute to this composite vulnerability. Download data layers for composite vulnerability, climate exposure, population density, household resilience, and governance and political violence. Or click here to explore how the model is constructed.
 
ACLED ASIA CONFLICT DATA
CEPSA expanded the widely used Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset (ACLED) to 11 high-risk countries in South and Southeast Asia. The ACLED-Asia team began releasing realtime conflict data for this part of Asia in January 2015. This realtime Asia conflict data is updated weekly. Coding of conflict events back to 2010 is ongoing for these countries and is published here as it is available. Download the dataset here.
 
BANGLADESH CLIMATE AND DISASTER AID DATA
CEPSA’s climate and disaster aid dataset tracks patterns in financing for climate-related disaster events, the extent to which projects are climate focused, and the major donors and actors involved. The dataset includes all aid projects initiated in Bangladesh from 2004-2014 by five key donors: the Asian Development Bank, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the UK Department for International Development, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the World Bank. Download the codebook and dataset here.
 
INDIA DISASTER RESPONSE TRAINING DATA
CEPSA’s disaster response training dataset tracks the extent of training for government officials in responding to various climate-related hazards and in general disaster management. The dataset includes the number of personnel trained in each hazard type in all states in India from 2010-2015. Download the dataset here.
 
COMPLEX EMERGENCY MAPPING TOOLS
The CEPSA program, in partnership with Development Gateway, built an online, interactive mapping tool to provide policymakers with a platform to visualize trends in climate-related disaster vulnerability, conflict, governance challenges, and disaster aid in Asia. This integrated mapping tool includes all CEPSA models and data described on this page, as well as data on key related issues produced by other organizations. It also allows users to bring in their own or other data through ArcGIS Online, compare data and maps, and analyze detailed data and research for each country under study on the program. Click here to access the Complex Emergencies in Asia Dashboard.
 
CEPSA and Development Gateway also built a stand-alone platform that allows users to visualize the CEPSA program’s Asia climate security vulnerability model. Click here to access the Climate Dashboard.
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