Background Under the EU funded project, ENACT (Enhancing Africa’s capacity to respond more effectively to transnational organised crime), the Global Initiative against Transnational Crime, the Institute for Security Studies and Interpol are developing an Index to provide a multi-dimensional measure of the scale and scope of organised crime in Africa. Project ENACT is commissioning a […]
A complex statistical methodology becomes more routine….
I recently completed an analysis for TRAFFIC International to describe trends in the illegal ivory trade from 1996 – 2014. These results are being presented this week at the CITES Standing Committee as part of the document on “Elephant conservation, illegal killing and ivory trade” (in particular see Figures 5-9). Clearly, it is the results that are […]
Don’t be scared of complexity – it can provide simple answers!
A number of times, when I have been talking with people about their data, I have been told “I don’t want you to do anything complicated – I just want you to do something simple so that I can have a result, or story, that everyone can understand”. This is often said when people have […]