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 are developing a number of new datasets and tools to examine these issues.

CEPSA has expanded the widely used Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset (ACLED) to 11 high-risk countries in South and Southeast Asia. Led by Clionadh Raleigh, the ACLED-Asia team began releasing realtime conflict data for this part of Asia in January 2015. This realtime Asia conflict data is updated monthly. Coding of conflict events back to 2010 is ongoing for these countries and will be published here as it is available. Click here to access the dataset.
 
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. Led by Josh Busby, the CEPSA climate team has released the first iteration of the model, and it will be added to this webpage soon.
 
BANGLADESH CLIMATE AND DISASTER AID DATASET
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.
 
INDIA DISASTER RESPONSE TRAINING DATASET
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 2009-2015. The dataset will be available in mid-2017.
 
MAPPING TOOLS
The CEPSA program, in partnership with Development Gateway, is building an online, interactive mapping tool that will provide policymakers with a platform to visualize trends in disaster vulnerability, conflict, governance challenges, and disaster aid in Asia. The first installment of this set of CEPSA mapping tools is a stand-alone platform that allows users to visualize the CEPSA program’s newly launched Asia climate security vulnerability model. Click here to access the climate dashboard. The expanded mapping tool will be available in mid-2017.
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