National reports

The Oslo Commitments encourages States to: “Measure and monitor the incidence and impact of armed violence at national and sub-national levels in a transparent way, and develop a set of targets and indicators to assess progress in efforts to achieve measurable reductions in armed violence“.

Norway published the first of such reports in October 2011. The report can be found here.

Other countries
Several other countries have expressed a desire to develop similar national reports. A lack of adequate data and/or capacities to analyze the extent of the problem is however a challenge facing many countries. Organizations like Action on Armed Violence are therefore working with governments to improve the monitoring and reporting capacities of States on the issue of armed violence.