Limiting Violence and Intimidation - For Practitioners - Early Warning Indicators


Heidi Burgess


Conflict Assessment and Early Warning Tools

Before political violence or war breaks out, there are usually many indicators that stresses are building. A variety of tools are available for assessing such stresses and the likelihood of future violence.

If the early warning or conflict assessment suggests that violence is likely or imminent, a variety of steps can be taken to try to prevent that violence from occurring. See the section on violence prevention steps to learn more.