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Internal Violence Index: a composite and quantitative measure of internal violence and crime in developing countries

Feindouno Sosso (), Michael Goujon () and Laurent Wagner
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No P151, Working Papers from FERDI

Abstract: We have created a new index, the Internal Violence Index (IVI), which aims to compare the amount of violence at the country level for 130 developing countries. The IVI is a composite indicator composed of four clusters - internal armed conflict, criminality, terrorism, and political violence. It is based on quantitative variables only, in contrast to the existing subjective indicators of fragility.

Keywords: Internally displaced people; Terrorism; Criminality; Conflict; Fragility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F5 C82 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-04
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