Use & Access Guides
General guides on how to use and access the latest ACLED data.
On 20 March 2023, ACLED made changes to the structure of the dataset by removing three existing columns and adding three new columns. These changes aimed to eliminate redundancies and reduce potential sources of confusion while also introducing more useful variables for analysis.…
This table lists each country covered by ACLED data, and the date when coverage began.
This table lists country names matching their ISO 3166 numeric codes
This guide explains how to create and manage an Access Portal account, generate an access key, and use that key to download data through the ACLED website.
ACLED maintains a living dataset. This means that in addition to weekly updates to the data from the week prior, there may be other additions, substitutions, and deletions. These can include updates to events already in the dataset — such as updated fatality counts as death tolls mount, or the name of a group that claims responsibility for an attack, or a more precise location if new information comes to light.…