News & Events

Arid soils in the Sahel - Photo by Pablo Tosco/Oxfam, Flicker, Creative Commons

January 13, 2017

Global Coup Risk Drops Slightly in January 2017

Forecasting, Political Institutions, CoupCast

The risk of a coup attempt occurring somewhere in the world this month dropped to 17.6%, down from 17.9% in December. The primary cause of this drop is an empty election calendar.

Why Women Losing Elections

January 06, 2017

The Data Behind the Decline in Female Heads of Government

Forecasting, REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders, Gender & Security, Political Institutions

Data collected from OEF’s REIGN dataset shows a sharp decline in female heads of government since 2014.

Coup Forecast Updates January 2017

January 03, 2017

REIGN Dataset: January 2017 Updates

Forecasting, REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders, Political Institutions, Political Conflict

December was a busy month for elections and leader transitions worldwide. We coded five elections and two referendums: Gambia, Ghana, Uzbekistan, Macedonia, Switzerland, Italy and Kyrgyzstan.

Sexual Violence

December 16, 2016

OEF Researcher Participates in Discussion on International Protocol to Document and Investigate Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Gender & Security

Alex Amling participated in a roundtable on Operationalizing of the International Protocol to Document and Investigate Conflict-related Sexual Violence (IP) at the National Democratic Institute. The roundtable was the first step to building a consensus on a methodology to operationalise the IP and close the accountability gap.

Genocide memorial centre

November 29, 2016

How Business Can Support the Responsibility to Protect

Business & Governance

This policy brief, based on a book edited by One Earth Future researchers and fellows, explores the role of business as potential allies in supporting the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle.

Michel Aoun returns to Lebanon

November 29, 2016

REIGN Dataset: December 2016 Updates

Forecasting, REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders, Political Institutions

Throughout November we tracked four countries completing leader transitions by very different processes, and an extremely busy month on the global election calendar.

Nato Ships

November 17, 2016

OEF Research Provides Support to Maritime Security Coordination Workshop

Political Institutions, Evolution, Cooperation, and Conflict

OEF Research supported Oceans Beyond Piracy in co-hosting, along with The Carter Center, UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel, and the Shanghai Institute for International Studies, a workshop on coordination of current maritime security activities in the Gulf of Guinea.

Driving Through Goma

November 15, 2016

Research Associate Proposes African Cities Governance Award

Business & Governance

A governance award for African cities can promote positive change in fragile and low-income states, says OEF Research's Victor Odundo Owuor on The Fragile States Resource Center.