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Published by: Institute of Development Studies
A systematic literature review and scoping exercise of datasets and data availability on the wellbeing of migrants, globally, but with a...
This is a 3-year project, funded by UK Economic and Social Research council (ESRC). The project will run from 2021-24, in partnership...
From patients accessing health services through telemedicine to school children only being able to attend classes through remote...
Funded through the GCRF Off-Grid Cities and Sustainable Energy call, “Towards Brown Gold” seeks to address the challenges of...
Following the global commodities boom, investment has poured into large-scale extractive, green energy and other resource development...
A major new IDS research project on trust and global governance has been launched with £2.3m of funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Published by: IDS
Social media and digital technologies are changing the way information about political violence is collected, disseminated, analysed and understood. Effective early warning and crisis response increasingly depends on the availability of timely, reliable reports of violence, and a growing body of research on violence relies on the availability of reliable violent event data to understand patterns, dynamics and trajectories of violence. While biases in traditional media – newspapers and print media – have been analysed and documented in the literature, there is relatively little information about biases in relation to new and emerging sources of data.
Published by: IDS
Violence monitoring systems can play a vital role in tracking, managing, and responding to violence. Such systems typically rely on one or a combination of strategies for data collection, including old and new media monitoring. In spite of the widespread use of violence monitoring systems there is limited information on their comparative opportunities and limitations. Drawing on research conducted during the 2017 Kenya elections, this briefing explains why policymakers and practitioners should continue to invest in combined approaches to violence monitoring that make use of both old and new media to play to their relative strengths while remaining aware of limitations and biases in both.