Designing violence
monitoring tools for policy
impact
Technical trade-offs
Sana Jaffrey, World Bank
sjaffrey@worldbank.org
2
www.snpk-indonesia.com
National Violence Monitoring System-
Indonesia (NVMS)
Database
• Data on incidence and impacts of...
Source Selection
• Reliability: quality of
information and its accuracy
• Accessibility: easy to obtain
and not confidenti...
Variable Specification
• Design the analytical framework in
a way that allows for prioritization
of response;
• Build cate...
Dissemination
• Update data frequently to
maintain policy relevance;
• Manage political sensitivities;
• Enable broad use ...
Conclusions
• Clarity on the strategic objectives of the monitoring
system can lead to effective technical choices;
• Cons...
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Sana Jaffrey - World Bank Indonesia

  1. 1. Designing violence monitoring tools for policy impact Technical trade-offs Sana Jaffrey, World Bank sjaffrey@worldbank.org
  2. 2. 2 www.snpk-indonesia.com National Violence Monitoring System- Indonesia (NVMS) Database • Data on incidence and impacts of violence since 1998- present—update every month • Contains over 160,000 incidents and 40 variables • Data available to the public through online portal and interactive analysis tools-launched Dec 2012 • Support to Thailand and Philippines systems Objectives • Provide empirical basis for violence prevention and management • Enable cross-sector responses to violence; • Increase transparency and accountability in violence management policies through increased public involvement Impact • Unprecedented release of data to the public to increase participation in finding solutions • Data continues to coordinate multi-sector responses to emerging conflicts; • Plans to feed data into evaluation of Conflict Management Law Government of Indonesia World Bank Civil Society
  3. 3. Source Selection • Reliability: quality of information and its accuracy • Accessibility: easy to obtain and not confidential • Frequency: can be updated quickly • Scalability: allows for a national scale-up • Cost Survey Crowdsource Local Newspapers Security Agencies Civil Society
  4. 4. Variable Specification • Design the analytical framework in a way that allows for prioritization of response; • Build categories based on pre- existing concepts that correspond well with policy makers; • Quality matters: make definitions ‘code-able’; • Allow for downstream adjustments; • Allow merging with other national datasets; • Cost Map of Popular Justice incidents in Lampung National: Map of Popular Justice Incidents, May-Sept 2012
  5. 5. Dissemination • Update data frequently to maintain policy relevance; • Manage political sensitivities; • Enable broad use of the data; • Aim to building local ownership; • Cater to multiple levels of data-knowledge • Cost
  6. 6. Conclusions • Clarity on the strategic objectives of the monitoring system can lead to effective technical choices; • Consulting shareholders on technical trade-offs increases chances for policy uptake; • Thinking about scale early-on can save time and cost later; • No choice is perfect: important to know the weaknesses associated with an option so these can be minimized.

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