This website refer to the old version of the PRIO-GRID. Please visit grid.prio.org for the updated version 2.0
09.11.2015 - The PRIO-GRID version 2.0 has been released. Please see: grid.prio.org
30.10.2015 - PRIO-GRID v.2.0 due for release, this fall, with updated time coverage, additional physical and socio-economic variables, as well as a new data portal for simplified download procedures
15.03.2012 - PRIO-GRID v.1.01 released.
Tollefsen, Andreas Forø; Håvard Strand & Halvard Buhaug (2012) PRIO-GRID: A unified spatial data structure. Journal of Peace Research 49(2): 363-374.
Access the article here
The PRIO-Grid data set is a spatio-temporal grid structure constructed to aid the compilation, management and analysis of spatial data within a time-consistent framework. It consists of quadratic grid cells that jointly cover all terrestrial areas of the world.
Each grid cell contains cell-specific information on armed conflicts, socio-economic conditions, ethnic groups, physical attributes, climatic conditions and more. Please see the codebook for a complete overview of all the variables included in the PRIO-GRID dataset.
Please contact Andreas Forø Tollefsen (andreas(at)prio.no) if you have questions, comments or suggestions regarding the PRIO-GRID dataset.
Please feel free to suggest spatial data you would like to see included in the PRIO-GRID.
PRIO-GRID Codebook (v1.01)
PRIO-GRID point and cell shapefiles (only geometry): priogrid_shapefiles.zip
Important: The PRIO-GRID is currently only available in STATA format and CSV. Please contact if you need other formats. Regarding the STATA format, please see: http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?dta
Remember that the CSV files will increase when unpacked.