ACLED’s aim is to capture the forms, actors, dates and locations of political violence and protest as it occurs across the world. Through analysis the projects describes, explores and tests conflict scenarios, and makes both data and analysis open to use by the public. The resource provides datasets from 78 countries that users can download in full using the data export tool on the site. Additionally, users may choose to download portions of the datasets by setting download parameters on: date, region, country, event type, actor type, actor and/or keywords. The datasets are downloaded as zip files.
Event types include:
- Battle-Government regains territory
- Battle-No change of territory
- Battle-Non-state actor overtakes territory
- Headquarters or base established
- Non-violent transfer of territory
- Remote violence
- Strategic development
- Violence against civilians
Actor types include:
- State Forces
- Rebel Forces
- Militia Groups
- Communal/Identity Groups
A full list of countries and time coverage of data is available here: https://www.acleddata.com/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2018/02/Country...