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Briefs: CCAPS briefs present concise summaries of the goals, methodology, and findings of all studies conducted under the CCAPS program. ACLED conflict trend briefs provide monthly updates on trends in political violence across Africa.
Date:
21 August 2012
This monthly trends report focuses on recent political violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, and Sudan. Realtime data for the month of July is presented for each of these countries, and compared with historical trends to identify profiles and patterns in the geography, agents, and modalities of violence in each case.
Date:
25 July 2012
The fourth installment of the monthly trends reports from ACLED focuses on recent political violence in DR-Congo, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia and Sudan. Analysis of these countries is focused on the month of June 2012, with reference to violence patterns over the course of ACLED's dataset. Present conflict patterns are compared with recent violent trends.
Date:
26 June 2012
This conflict trends report from ACLED is the third installment of monthly reports that focus on regional conflict trends within Africa. The analysis in this report covers recent political violence in DR Congo, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan & South Sudan, Zimbabwe, and North African states including Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.
Date:
01 May 2012

The second conflict trends report from ACLED focuses on regional conflict trends within Africa. The analysis in this report concentrates on recent political violence emanating from the Sahel belt and East Africa, due to the rise in instability there. Focus countries include Algeria, DR-Congo, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan.

Date:
01 May 2012
In CCAPS Research Brief No. 4, Jared Berenter provides findings from field research testing sub-national vulnerability maps. Field interviews supported many of the intuitions of CCAPS maps but also identified sources of divergence related to weighting population density, drought definitions, and challenges in capturing cross-border vulnerability.
Date:
01 April 2012
In CCAPS Research Brief No. 3, Cullen Hendrix and Idean Salehyan analyze the relationship between drought and political violence. The authors find that environmental scarcity is not always a trigger of political violence. Political violence is more prevalent following years of "good" rainfall, and drought suppresses certain types of violence.
Date:
01 April 2012
This conflict trends report from ACLED focuses on regional conflict trends within Africa. The analysis is focused on recent political violence emanating from the Sahel belt and East Africa, due to the rise in instability there.
Date:
01 November 2011

In CCAPS Research Brief No. 2, Catherine Weaver and Christian Peratsakis discuss CCAPS research assessing where international aid resources have been effectively deployed, which they argue is critical to addressing climate change vulnerability and building adaptive capacity in Africa.

Date:
01 August 2011
In CCAPS Research Brief No. 1, Alan Kuperman outlines Constitutional Design and Conflict Management research on which institutions are likely to moderate or exacerbate the impact of climate change. Case studies assess how political institutions could buffer the impact of climate change by channeling societal stress into non-violent outcomes.
Date:
01 June 2011
In CCAPS Policy Brief No. 3, Joshua Busby, Todd Smith, and Kaiba White identify which areas in Africa are most vulnerable to climate change, and why, at the most detailed scale possible. Africa is vulnerable to climate change, partly because of geography, and partly because of the low adaptive capacity of many African countries.
Date:
01 February 2011
In CCAPS Policy Brief No. 2, Cullen Hendrix and Idean Salehyan examine climate change, rainfall, and social conflict in Africa. The authors argue that understanding and responding to the threat of climate-driven instability in Africa requires a definition of conflict that recognizes episodic unrest, riots, and demonstrations as well as interstate or civil war.
Date:
01 September 2010
In CCAPS Policy Brief No. 1, Catherine Weaver and Christian Peratsakis explore the challenges of defining and tracking climate change aid. Utilizing data from AidData, the authors discuss the findings of their preliminary assessment of the number of aid projects to Africa that could be categorized as climate change adaptation.