SmalL Arms Survey
http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/
 
Source description last updated: 15 October 2013
In brief: Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva providing reports and updates on small arms and armed violence.
 
Coverage on ecoi.net:
Occasional Papers, Sudan Working Papers, Sudan Issue Brief, Special Reports, Annual Report.
Covered bi-weekly on ecoi.net, for countries of priorities A-C
 
Mission/Mandate/Objectives:
“The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. It serves as the principal international source of public information on all aspects of small arms and armed violence and as a resource for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and activists.”
The project aims to “serve as an international source of impartial and public information on all aspects of armed violence”, to act as a resource for professionals and activists “in terms of information and research” on armed violence issues, to monitor policies on small arms and armed violence and to act as a forum to share information and best practice measures (Small Arms Survey: Mission, undated).
 
Funding:
The project is supported by “the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and by sustained contributions from the Governments of Canada, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The Survey is also grateful for past and current project support received from the Governments of Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, New Zealand, Spain, and the United States, as well as from different United Nations agencies, programmes, and institutes.” (Small Arms Survey: Mission, undated)
Scope of reporting:
Geographic: All countries; focus on Yemen, East Timor, Nepal, Liberia, India, South Sudan and Sudan (Small Arms Survey: Focus Projects, undated)
Thematic: “Publications explore the following themes: weapons and markets, armed violence, armed actors, regulations and controls, and security programmes” (Small Arms Survey: Mission, undated).
 
Methodology:
The project has an international staff with expertise in security studies, political science, international public policy, law, economics, development studies, conflict resolution, criminology, and sociology. The staff works closely with a worldwide network of researchers and partners. (Small Arms Survey: Mission, undated)
The project also “sponsors field research and information-gathering efforts, especially in affected states and regions” (Small Arms Survey: Battering, Rape, and Lethal Violence, 2012).
 
Language(s) of publications:
English
 
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