Trusted by governments, policymakers, the private sector, academia and the media, the Armed Conflict Database provides in-depth data, timelines and reports on conflicts worldwide.
The database allows users to inform their decision-making and enhance their research by assessing the effects of armed conflict on a region or a country.
- Users can view historic trends and patterns in conflicts, and read regular reports on new conflict trends
- Using the powerful data tool, subscribers can run customised searches, as well as view and download data 24/7, whatever their location
- ACD is essential to a wide range of conflict-related projects and research
New features and benefits (for private sector and academic users)
- Enhanced data query functions, enabling users to run fast, customised queries and download results to Excel* [*Premium tier only]
- Interactive maps (world, region, conflict-level) showing timeline incidents on a month-by-month basis
- Improved analytics, enabling users to view usage statistics
- Data tools include conflict timelines, enabling quick comparisons across multiple conflicts
- Ability to compare multiple data sets, such as fatalities, IDP and refugee flows, across conflicts in one view
- Addition of location data to timeline events
- Improved search function
- Non-state armed groups renamed ‘conflict parties’. Users now have the ability to click through from a particular conflict to the relevant page giving more information on the conflict party (and vice versa)
- The three separate Pakistan conflicts (Balochistan, KPK, Sectarian violence) merged into one Pakistan conflict
The ACD is an excellent business intelligence tool, providing data and up-to-date background information for companies seeking to invest in a new region or country. With a clear understanding of the local context, corporate users can shape their risk profile and provide accurate briefings to in-country staff.
- The information in reports and downloadable data can help reveal trends and patterns across conflicts and over time
- Reports identify new and ongoing trends in conflicts and can help identify shifts in indicators of conflict/tension over time, as well as in intensity
- Data can be used for conflict-specific and comparative projects
- The information is a useful teaching resource, especially on the dynamics of the development of conflicts, and on the current situation
- Source of information for researchers and students undertaking case studies involving a specific conflict or country
- The ACD would provide good source material and analysis for a project on non-state armed groups fighting each other in Syria or Iraq and their targeting patterns
- A researcher looking at the impact of natural resources on conflict would find the ACD to be a valuable source of information on the conflicts they were studying, and could allow them to compare the geography of the conflict with the geography of natural resources in the country
- Students doing an assignment on conflict management could search the ACD to find background information on conflict parties, including information on their motivations and behaviour