The Yemen Armed Violence Assessment (YAVA) will include more than 15-months of research. Methods will draw on both primary and secondary sources and be undertaken with support from national and local counterparts. The YAVA will focus on addressing the following broad research themes:
- The demand for small arms and other weapons (motivations and means);
- Armed violence typologies and the drivers of armed violence (risk factors);
- The impact of small arms and other weapons (on specific demographic groups and geographical areas);
- The market for small arms and stockpiles throughout the country (supply);
- Measuring the effectiveness of public and private approaches to armed violence prevention and reduction.
The YAVA will draw information from key informant interviews, field research, and secondary analysis of existing data sources, along with a review of existing research literature. Where appropriate, it will triangulate findings with published statistics (e.g. crime), public health records (e.g. hospital admissions data) and media monitoring or 'incident reporting'.
Summaries of key findings will be periodically released in the form of short policy-relevant Issue Briefs. A final report will be published in early 2010. All publications will be made available in both English and Arabic and key decision makers will be consulted throughout the reporting process to ensure that their needs are met.