ENACT organised crime incident monitoring
The purpose of this project is to create an alternative source of data on organised crime. Given the general lack of national or official crime statistics in Africa, and the ad hoc nature of more in-depth analysis by academic institutions, non-governmental organisations and investigative journalism, organised crime remains a significantly challenging field of study.
On the African continent, and not unlike other parts of the world, media is one of the few avenues for understanding organised crime. However, just as with national crime statistics, the numbers and trends produced by this project need to be interpreted within their context and as such should be understood as a platform for further research, rather than a definitive scale of the problem.
Every six months, the TOC incident monitoring project will release a report analysing the findings of the various studies.
This ENACT incident monitoring project codebook describes the methodology used by the project and can be downloaded here.
African Futures analysis
The ENACT incident monitoring project is complemented by futures-focused analysis building on the long-established relationship between the ISS and the Frederick S. Pardee Centre for International Futures at the University of Denver. This analysis uses the International Futures (IFs) model, the most sophisticated and comprehensive forecasting modelling system available to the public.
ENACT futures research will explore the nexus between organised crime, governance and development, and how these could be measured with an eye toward forecasting trends.