As CIFP is approaching the half way point of Phase II development in accordance with the November 1999 proposal to CIDA, this document provides an interim report of progress made towards the project’s objectives, disbursements of project funds, and outlines the experiences to date. The Country Indicators for Foreign Policy (CIFP) project began work on a pilot project in partnership with the Forum for Early Warning and Early Response (FEWER) and the University of Maryland Global Events Data System (GEDS), in October 2000. This project will begin the integration of CIFP into the FEWER network, and will emphasize the analytical training and capacity building of local analysts participating in the FEWER network. The pilot project consists of two regional concentrations: South East Asia and West Africa.

Interim Report: April 2001