Violent Incidents Monitoring Systems: A Methods Toolkit


By Adrian Morel

Violent Incidents Monitoring Systems: A Methods Toolkit provides practical guidance to practitioners interested in establishing a violence monitoring system. It also seeks to encourage methodological standardization across systems to make cross-country comparison easier. The guidance provided in this paper draws on the experience and lessons from three existing Southeast Asian violence monitoring systems: Thailand’s Deep South Incident Database implemented by Deep South Watch, the Philippines’ Bangsamoro Conflict Monitoring System, and Indonesia’s National Violence Monitoring System.

The toolkit is composed of three modules:

  • Module 1: Defining Goals and Scope
  • Module 2: Generating Data
  • Module 3: Optimizing Policy Impacts

It was produced as part of the Cross Regional Violence Monitoring Knowledge Exchange (CRVME) project, which aimed to foster knowledge exchange among violence monitoring systems in Asia, and disseminate lessons learned in the region and beyond. The CRVME was implemented by The Asia Foundation and funded by the World Bank via the Korea Trust Fund for Economic and Peacebuilding Transitions, with co-support from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The UK Department for International Development (DFID) provided additional support through the Programme Partnership Arrangement.

Posted August 3, 2016
Related locations: Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand
Related programs: Conflict and Fragile Conditions
Related topics: Peace & Conflict in Myanmar, Violence Monitoring Systems