These multi-disciplinary programmes funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the European Research Council bring together scholars from economics, epidemiology, political science, and conflict research to study the impacts
of armed conflict on human development in much greater detail and comprehensiveness than earlier studies. Based at Uppsala University and Peace Research Institute Oslo, respectively, they take a risk-analysis perspective,
assessing the expected impact as a function of hazard, exposure, and vulnerability, and consider effects at both the macro and micro level on economies, health, water security, political institutions and human rights,
and forced migration.
The result of the two projects will be incorporated into the ViEWS forecasting system to also alert observers to the impacts of armed conflict on human development.