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Social Conflict Analysis Database Releases 2014 Data for Africa and Latin America

Feb 9, 2016 |

The Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) includes protests, riots, strikes, inter-communal conflict, government violence against civilians, and other forms of social conflict. Conflict events from 2014 have now been added, tracking events from 1990-2014 in all of Africa as well as thirteen countries in Latin America. These new locations have been added to enable cross-comparisons across regions.

CCAPS researchers at the University of North Texas and the University of Denver developed SCAD, which augments the ability of policymakers and researchers to analyze conflict patterns and possible intervention strategies in Africa and Latin America. Each event record contains information on the location, timing, and magnitude of social conflict events, as well as the actors, targets, issues of contention, and government response. While other data sources contain rich information about armed conflict in Africa, the goal of the SCAD project is to provide researchers, journalists, NGOs, and the policy community more detail about other forms of social conflict.

The Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) is available here.