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Visualizing global patterns of terrorism and peace


For this Data for a Cause challenge we are working with Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

The Institute for Economics and Peace is the world’s leading think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyze peace and to quantify its economic value. It does this by developing global and national indices, calculating the economic cost of violence, analyzing country level risk and understanding positive peace.

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Are you passionate about data visualization? Do you want to put your skills to work for a good cause? Then you might want to take part in the Data for a Cause challenge.

This is a great opportunity to work with data from a global think tank and put a serious data visualization project on your resume. We have all indicators for all the years since the IEP exists. It's a lot of interesting data to dig through! Here is a preview of the Global Terrorism Index ranks:

Want to get access to this dataset? You can join here!

Why join? Not only a chance of earning the title of the winner of the Data for a Cause challenge, but also developing a serious data visualization for your portfolio! And there is a hidden gem - you will be in a good company of creative peers!

Schedule:

June 10, 2017: the Data for a Cause challenge begins. Challenge participants are the first to find out about it.

July 19, 2017: Submission deadline. Gathering and analysis of data visualizations begins.

July 20, 2017: Review of the entries by IEP begins. Once the review is complete, the winners are announced.

Sign up to join the challenge, and work with amazing datasets like this one!

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