CRS Datasets Directory

The CRS Datasets Directory provides a list of datasets on peace and conflict.  The dataset was compiled by Conflict Research Society on behalf of Conciliation Resources in 2016, funded by UK aid from the UK Department for International Development. 

CategoryTopicData sourcesDescriptionTemporal CoverageGeographic coverageWebsite
Conflict TrendsConflict and ViolenceUCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict DatasetThis is the industry standard dataset on armed conflict. The UCDP considers an armed conflict to be a contest over the government and/or territory, where armed violence between two actors (one of which is the state) results in at least 25 battle-related deaths per year.1946-2015GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsConflict and ViolenceUCDP Non-State Conflict DatasetThis follows the same criteria above, but codes armed conflict between non-state actors i.e. violence occuring between rebels groups or militia forces.1989-2015GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsConflict and ViolenceUCDP One-sided ViolenceThis follows the same criteria above, but codes violence carried out against civilians in the threatre of war and extrajudicial killings in custody.1989-2015GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsConflict and ViolenceUCDP Georeferenced Event DatasetThis is an event dataset combining the three types of UCDP conflicts above. The dataset includes 128,264 georeferenced incidences of armed conflict, non-state violence and one-sided violence. 1989-2016GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsConflict and ViolenceCOW Intra-State War Data (v4.0)This is an alternative leading dataset on armed conflict. This dataset encompasses COW datasets on non-state, intra-state, interstate, and extrastate (comparable to the UCDP datasets). However, armed conflicts here are coded when a conflict reaches 1000 battle-related deaths.1816-2007GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsConflict and ViolenceSocial Conflict in Analysis Database Version 3.0 (SCAD)This is a leading event dataset comprising of social events such as protests, strikes, riots, state repression, intra-government violence and violence by non-state actors. Violent events are low-intensity and very rarely meet the criteria of the UCDP datasets.1990-2015Africa and Central America/CaribbeanClick here
Conflict TrendsConflict and ViolenceArmed Conflict Location and Event Dataset Version 6 (ACLED)This is another leading event dataset comprising of social conflict involving a variety of actors: rebels, governments, militias, armed groups, protesters and civilians. This dataset includes violent and nonviolent events involving these actors and also reports changes in territorial control.1997-2015Mainly Africa and limited coverage in Asia (2015-2016)Click here
Conflict TrendsConflict and ViolenceArmed Conflict Location and Event Dataset Version 6 (ACLED)This dataset also has events on criminal vigilante violence1997-2015AfricaClick here
Conflict TrendsConflict and ViolenceBanks Cross-National Time-Series (CNTS) Data ArchiveThe Banks dataset is another widely used event dataset (although more in Economics than Political Science) comprising a variety of social conflicts including nonviolent resistance, assassinations, purges, guerilla warefare, government crises, revolutions and riots.1815-2015GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsConflict and ViolenceNonviolent and Violent Campaigns and Outcomes V2.0 (NAVCO)This is the industry standard dataset on nonviolent and violent campaigns against the government, including 250 campaigns. This has widely been used to explore the success of different types of movements, why opposition groups use nonviolent or violent strategies, and the impact of state repression on these campaigns.1945-2006GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsConflict and ViolenceNonviolent and Violent Campaigns and Outcomes V1.1 (NAVCO)This is the industry standard dataset on nonviolent and violent campaigns against the government, including 250 campaigns. This has widely been used to explore the success of different types of movements, why opposition groups use nonviolent or violent strategies, and the impact of state repression on these campaigns.1900-2006GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsConflict and ViolenceMass Mobilisation Data ProjectThis dataset is similar to NAVCO, but provides more recent events data on violent and nonviolent mass mobilisation against the government. 1990-2014GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsConflict and ViolenceGlobal Terrorism Database (GTD)This is the industry standard dataset on terrorist related events, and the most comprehensive includes over 150,000 terrorist attacks.1970-2015GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsConflict and ViolenceUNODC Global Study on HomicideThis dataset complies data on rates of intentional homicide count and rate per 100,000 population, by country.2000-2012GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsConflict and ViolenceReputation of Terror Groups dataset (RTG)This dataset lists 443 terrorist groups operating across 31 years and the characterists of these groups (positive engagements in media and politics and negative enagagement in criminal behaviour such as coersive funding and enagagement in violence)1980-2011GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsHuman Rights ObervanceFreedom House - Freedom in the WorldThis is a global dataset that measures levels of political rights and press freedoms across countries1973-2016GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsHuman Rights ObervanceThe Political Terror ScaleThis is a leading dataset on human rights abuses, looking at practices and violence deployed by states against its citizens.1976-2015GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsHuman Rights ObervanceCIRI Human Rights Data ProjectThis is a leading alternative dataset on human rights abuses and repression, looking at practices and policies of states and conditions within them.1981-2011GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsHuman Rights ObervanceIll-Treatment and Torture (ITT) DatasetThis dataset collates 15,000 public allegations of government ill-treatment and torture based on amnesty international reports1995-2005GlobalClick here
Conflict TrendsHuman Rights ObervanceGlobal Peace Index (GPI)This is a measure of national peacefulness, the GPI measures peace according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators.2008-2016GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political Inclusion / ExclusionEthnic Power Relations Core Dataset 2014This is a industry standard dataset that identifies all politically relevant ethnic groups and their levels of access to state power in every country of the world1946-2013GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political Inclusion / ExclusionGeo-EPR DatasetThis uses the EPR data above, but provides geographical locations of where these politically relevant ethnic groups predominately reside (based on polygons describing their location on a digital map).1946-2013GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political Inclusion / ExclusionMinorities at Risk (MAR)This is a leading alternative dataset on ethnic groups and their level of political power.1945-2006GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political Inclusion / ExclusionAll Minorities at Risk (AMAR)This is a new leading dataset on ethnic groups and their level of political power, which builds directly on the Minorities at Risk dataset which has previously only focused on discriminated minority groups.1940-2006GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Gender (In relation to conflict and inclusion)WomanStatsThis dataset aims to capture the connection between the status of women and security. It covers over 350 variables for 175 nations with populations greater than 200,000 persons.2007-2016 (differs from scale to scale though)GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Gender (In relation to conflict and inclusion)Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict - SVACThis dataset captures the form and prevalence of sexual violence in armed conflict (international and internal conflicts). It also includes sexual violence in years between conflicts and the first 5 years after conflict.1989-2009GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Gender (In relation to conflict and inclusion)Gender Based Violence Information Management System - GBVIMSThis dataset enables those providing services to GBV survivors to effectively and safely collect, store, analyze and share data related to the reported incidents of GBV.2007-2016in 24 countries globallyClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsComparative Constitutions ProjectThis dataset collates the formal characteristics of written consitutions of all states since 1789.1789-2013GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsDemocracy and Dictatorship Revised DatasetThis dataset provides a classification of political systems of democracies and dictatorships.1946-2008GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsThe Polity IV Project Version 5.0This dataset is the industry standard for measure of regime type (polity score) of all states with a population above 500,000 since 1800.1800-2015GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsQuality of Government (QOG) Standard DatasetThis is a leading and extremely comprehensive collection or directory of 100 key datasets on governance and conflict.1946-2015Global Click here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsInstitutions and Elections Project (IAEP) Version 2.0This is a global dataset on political institutions, institutional provisions and electoral procedures.1960-2012GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsNational Elections Across Democracy and Autocracy (NELDA) Version 4.0This is a leading global dataset on national-level elections across the world.1960-2012GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsDemocratic Electoral Systems Around the WorldThis is an alternative election global dataset on all democratic elections since 1946.1946-2011Global but only democratic countriesClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsElections and Democracy in AfricaThis is an alternative election dataset on African countries since 1989.1989-2007AfricaClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsCorruption Perceptions IndexThe CPI index ranks countries based on how corrupt the public sector is perceived to be, based on surveys from non-government organisations.1995-2015Global Click here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsInternational Country Risk GuideThis is a monthly index on the levels of corruption within a country based on the opinions of country experts.1980-2015Global Click here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsWorld Values SurveyThis dataset is a leading global survey on beliefs, values and motivations of individuals used to capture conflict related perceptions.1981-2014 (note not annual data but waves of data within this period)GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsWorld Values SurveyThis dataset is a leading global survey on beliefs, values and motivations of individuals used to capture conflict related perceptions.1981-2014 (note not annual data but waves of data within this period)GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsWorld Values SurveyThis dataset is a leading global survey on beliefs, values and motivations of individuals used to capture conflict related perceptions.1981-2014 (note not annual data but waves of data within this period)GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsWorld Values SurveyThis dataset is a leading global survey on beliefs, values and motivations of individuals used to capture conflict related perceptions.1981-2014 (note not annual data but waves of data within this period)GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsWorld Values SurveyThis dataset is a leading global survey on beliefs, values and motivations of individuals used to capture conflict related perceptions.1981-2014 (note not annual data but waves of data within this period)GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsWorld Bank World Wide Governance IndictorsThis dataset reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for over 200 countries since 1996.1996-2015GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsState Fragility IndexThis is an index of state fragility based on eight indicators of state legitimacy and effectiveness.1995-2015GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict Political SystemsFragile States IndexThis is an index of state fragility based on 12 indicators of demographic, societal, and governmental factors.2006-2016GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentPrio-Grid 2.0This is a leading global standardised spatial grid data stucture comibines various sources of data on roughtly 55x55 kilometre grid cells (or 0.5x0.5 degrees).1946-2014GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentPrio-Grid 2.0This data also has the location of drug production, diamonds and gems which can be used to proxy criminal behaviour by armed actors.1946-2004GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentNOAA DMSP-OLS Nighttime Lights Time Series (version 4)This is a global collection of satellite nighttime light emissions often used as a proxy for economic production.1992-2014GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentGlobal Roads Open Access Data Set (gROADS), v1This is a global digital collection of road maps across the world.1980-2010Global Click here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentG-Econ Dataset Version 4.0This is a global dataset on estimates of subnational economic activity across the world.1990-2005GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentSEDAC Global Poverty Mapping ProjectThis is a global collection of spatial data that estimates infant mortality rates and child malnutrition for the year 2000, aimed at mapping poverty.2000 onlyGlobal Click here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentThe Demographic Health Survey (DHS)This is a industry standard household survey with questions relating to health, wealth and HIV.1985-2015GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentAfrobarometerThis is a leading survey for Sub-Saharan Africa on perceptions and attitudes towards the state, the economy, health, food and governance.1999-2013GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentAsia BarometerThis is a leading survey for Asiaon perceptions and attitudes towards the state, the economy, health, food and governance.2001-2016GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentArab BarometerThis is a leading survey for the Arab World on perceptions and attitudes towards the state, the economy, health, food and governance.2006-2014GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentLatinobarometroThis is a leading survey for Latin America on perceptions and attitudes towards the state, the economy, health, food and governance.1995-2013GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentUnited Nations Population Division World Fertility DataThis UN dataset provides estimated fertility rates for all countries across the world.1950-2015GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentWHO Global Health Observatory Data RepositoryThis dataset on various aspects of health-related statistics for 194 member states.1990-2015GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentThe World Bank World Development IndicatorsThis is a leading dataset on various country-level indictors of global development.1990-2015GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentThe World Bank World Development IndicatorsThis is a leading dataset on various country-level indictors of global development.1960-2015GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentUN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality EstimationThis is a leading dataset on child mortality rates (below age of 5).1970-2015Global Click here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentUNESCO Data Centre (on Education)This is a leading dataset on education enrolment and attainment, and financing.1970-2014GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentWHO Global Burden of DiseaseThis is a dataset that complies data on causes of death.2000-2012GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentUNHCR Population Statistics DatabaseThis is a industry standard dataset on refugee populations from the UNHCR.1951-2014GlobalClick here
Drivers Of Conflict DevelopmentUN Human Development IndexHDI is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and have a decent standard of living.1990-2014GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace ProcessesConflict ManagementCivil War MediationThis documents approximately 460 third party mediation events in intrastate conflicts.1946-2004GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace ProcessesConflict ManagementInternational Conflict ManagementThis provides quantitative data on international conflicts and conflict management from 1945 through to 2003.1945-2003GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace ProcessesConflict ManagementUCDP Armed Conflict TerminationThis dataset includes six possible outcomes for all inter- and intrastate conflicts.1946-2015GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace ProcessesConflict ManagementUCDP Managing Intrastate Low-intensity Conflict (MILC) datasetThis is an event-dataset that covers all measures taken by third parties in low-intensity intrastate dyad-years in the time period 1993-2004.1993-2004GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace ProcessesConflict ManagementUCDP Managing Intrastate Conflict In AfricaThis dataset contains all third party interventions in conflict dyads in Africa between 1993 and 2007.1993-2007AfricaClick here
Inclusive Peace ProcessesConflict ManagementDiplomatic Interventions and Civil WarThis dataset includes 438 diplomatic interventions in 68 of 153 conflicts between 1945 and 1999.1945-1999GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace ProcessesConflict ManagementInternational Crisis BehaviourThis dataset 470 international crises, 35 protracted conflicts, and 1036 crisis actors from 1918-2013.1918-2013GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace Processes(Inclusive) Peace Processes and ImplementationPeace Accords MatrixThis dataset contains 34 comprehensive intrastate peace agreements and tracks the implementation of 51 different types of provisions including: Ceasefire, Decentralization/Federalism, Constitutional Reform, Military Reform, Media Reform, and Verification Mechanism.1989-2015GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace Processes(Inclusive) Peace Processes and ImplementationWomen and Peace Agreements DatabaseThe database lists all the peace agreements between 1990 and the present day which have provisions on women, gender or sexual violence (301 observations), and provides full search features for what those provisions deal with.1990-2015GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace Processes(Inclusive) Peace Processes and ImplementationPolitical Settlements and Peace ProcessesPSRP has created the PA-X Peace Agreement Database, a database and repository of peace agreements from 1990 to 2018 that is capable of underpinning both qualitative and quantitative research. PA-X data is being used in a variety of initiatives and visualisations.1990-2016GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace Processes(Inclusive) Peace Processes and ImplementationUCDP Peace AgreementsThis dataset covers peace agreements signed between at least two opposing primary warring parties in an armed conflict 1975-2011. 1975-2011GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace Processes(Inclusive) Peace Processes and ImplementationPolice Reform in Peace AgreementsThis dataset includes data on how peace agreements address the various technical, political, and international facets of post-conflict police reform.1975-2011GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace Processes(Inclusive) Peace Processes and ImplementationUN Peace Agreements DatabaseThis is a searchable database with currently 819 documents that can be understood broadly as peace agreements and related material. Full texts of the agreements accessible in different languages, searchable using different criteria, including themes, region, conflict type.1897-2016GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace ProcessesCharacteristics of Armed Groups (proscription)Non-state actors in civil warThis dataset contains detailed information on 477 state–rebel group dyads in 578 conflict spells.1945-2011GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace ProcessesCharacteristics of Armed Groups (proscription)Political Party Formation of Armed Opposition GroupsThis dataset provides information on armed opposition groups within the UCDP dataset and whether they transitioned to political parties.1990-2009GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace ProcessesCharacteristics of Armed Groups (proscription)Dataset on Post-Civil War Power and CompromiseThis dataset provides data on the military balances and political compromises that are made between the government and rebels forces in the post civil-war period.1990-2012GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace ProcessesTransitional Justice - Peace ProcessesTransitional Justice DatabaseThis dataset includes all countries that have experienced a transition from authoritarian rule to democracy or an internal armed conflict during the period of analysis - 91 transitions to democracy in 74 countries & 154 cases of internal armed conflict in 92 countries.1970-2004GlobalClick here
Inclusive Peace ProcessesTransitional Justice - Peace ProcessesTransitional Justice Peace Agreements DatabaseThis dataset contains information relating to 660 documents addressing approximately 102 conflict dyads spanning 85 jurisdictions. It includes: proposed agreements not accepted by all relevant parties (but setting a framework); agreements between some but not all parties to conflicts; agreements essentially imposed after a military victory; joint declarations largely rhetorical in nature; agreed accounts of meetings between parties even where these do not create substantive obligations. In cases where a series of partial agreements were later incorporated into a single framework agreement, all of the constituent agreements are listed separately.1990-2008GlobalClick here
Geographic Data AfricaAfrobarometer Surveys on public attitude on democracy and governance in African countries 6 survey rounds, most recent 2014 RegionalClick here
Geographic Data AsiaAsiabarometerAssesses the types of goods and services citizens value in order to improve the quality of their own lives and their country’s, as well as the developmental, democratic and regionalizing potentials 2003-2008RegionalClick here
Geographic Data South Caucasus: Georgian-Abkhaz context, Nagorno KarabakhCaucasus BarometerAnnual household survey about social economic and political attitudes 2008-2015Country level - Georgia and ArmeniaClick here
Geographic Data South Caucasus: Georgian-Abkhaz context, Nagorno KarabakhSurvey regarding 2008 Russia-Georgia ConflictAttitudes towards politics in the country, the 2008 conflict 2008Country level - GeorgiaClick here
Geographic Data AmericasLAPOP - AmericasBarometer Public opinion surveys in the Americas (including US & Canada) 2004-2014Regional - (41 countries) Click here
Geographic Data ColombiaCERAC - Database of the Armed Conflict in ColombiaMore than 20,000 events - allowing analysis of actions of all conflict parties1988-2004? Country levelClick here
Geographic Data ColombiaCERAC - MunicipalitiesCaptures status of conflict in each municipality2000-2012Click here

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