Strategic Partners

ACLED works with a unique network of international and local partners around the world. This page provides more information on our strategic partners. Click here to learn more about our local data collection partners.

Strategic Partnerships

ACLED enters into strategic partnerships in order to expand our collaboration with mission-aligned organizations. These partnerships improve ACLED’s connection with the work of our key users around the world and provide opportunities for our partners to contribute to the continued sustainability of the project.

ACLED’s strategic partners benefit from unlimited access to ACLED data and offer in return a wide range of in-kind contributions, such as contextual knowledge exchange, joint research projects, including ACLED in conferences and events, support to expand our local data collection network, technical expertise, and much more.

Use the drop-down menu below to find more information on each partner organization.

Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute of International Relations – is the leading independent Dutch think-tank and academy for international relations, based in The Hague – City of Peace and Justice. Our research, training and public debate inspire and equip societies, businesses and governments to encourage a secure, sustainable, prosperous and just world. Ranked #25 worldwide and #3 in Western Europe.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is the world’s largest online resource of documents and articles devoted to research, analysis, and scholarship on international politics and related fields, including security studies, global finance, diplomatic practice, humanitarian law, global governance, development studies, and environmental studies. With more than 500,000 pages aggregated from 300 international publishing institutions, CIAO is a unique and valuable archive and cross-searchable library of full-text articles from government research organizations, independent think tanks, university analysis centers, and scholarly journals.

Cure Violence Global (CVG) helps to guide and train communities in implementing community-based health approaches to reducing violence. CVG pioneered and developed a public health approach to stop the spread of violence in communities by detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals and changing social norms — resulting in reductions in violence of up to 70 percent. The Cure Violence approach has been shown to be effective by multiple studies. Cities around the world have turned to the Cure Violence model to prevent violence — from sectarian violence in Iraq, to community violence in Honduras, to prison violence in England. The Cure Violence approach is currently being implemented in 10 countries across more than 25 cities and 60 communities, with focuses on the United States, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East.

Founded by General Roméo Dallaire in 2007, the Dallaire Institute for Children Peace and Security is a global leader in promoting a children, peace and security agenda. Our mission is to progressively end the recruitment and use of child soldiers through world class, interdisciplinary and applied research oriented to building new solutions; through high-level advocacy to create and promote the political will to end the use of children in violence; and through capacity building programming focused on prevention-oriented training for security sector actors. Since 2007, we have trained over 15,000 military forces, police and other security sector actors from 100 countries to protect children and prevent the recruitment and use of children in violence.

Data42 provides an innovative software tool for visual data analytics based on AI. The software product enables business users without expert knowledge in data science or programming to interactively analyze their own questions and therefore gain insights.

Genocide Watch exists to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder. Genocide Watch seeks to raise awareness and influence public policy concerning potential and actual genocide. Genocide Watch addresses genocide as it is defined in the Genocide Convention—“the intentional destruction, in whole or in part, of a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group, as such”— as well as political mass murder, mass rape, and other genocide-like crimes. Genocide Watch is the coordinating organization of The Alliance Against Genocide (AAG), an international coalition of organizations. Genocide Watch is a US registered non-profit.

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is an independent, non-partisan, non profit think tank dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. Founded in 2008, IEP achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peacefulness; providing metrics for measuring peace; and uncovering the relationships between business, peace and prosperity as well as promoting a better understanding of the cultural, economic and political factors that create peace. IEP supports its activities by delivering consulting services related to data for peace, development and human security.

IEP has offices in New York, Brussels, The Hague, Mexico City and Harare and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. It is a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status research institute under Australian tax law and also a 501(c)(3) charitable status entity in the United States. It is also a registered foundation in the Netherlands.

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is an international research authority that provides objective information and independent analysis on military, geopolitical and geo-economic developments that could lead to conflict. The IISS promotes the development of sound policies that further global peace and security.

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) partners to build knowledge and skills that secure Africa’s future. Our goal is to enhance human security as a means to achieve sustainable peace and prosperity.

Mapbox builds maps and location tools for developers that power how teams of all sizes understand, visualize, and navigate the world.

Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians, working together on the front lines of today’s biggest crises to create a future of possibility, where everyone can prosper.
Our mission: to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

In more than 40 countries around the world, over 5,600 team members work side by side with people living through poverty, disaster, violent conflict and the acute impacts of climate change. We’re committed to creating global change through local impact — 85% of our team members are from the countries where they work.

We bring a comprehensive approach to every challenge, addressing problems from multiple angles. And we go beyond emergency aid, partnering with local governments, forward-thinking corporations, social entrepreneurs, and people living in fragile communities to develop bold solutions that make lasting change possible.


For more than 20 years, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) has supported the most demanding governmental and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide to enhance disaster management capacity, save lives, and reduce disaster losses. PDC’s evidence-based analytical tools, technologies, big data, research, and information enable data-driven decision making. The Center’s DisasterAWARE platform is used by tens of thousands of disaster management practitioners around the globe —providing early warning, hazard monitoring, and risk intelligence to support rapid and effective disaster response, preparedness, recovery, and mitigation. It includes the highest resolution all-hazards impact modeling, advanced analytical reports, augmented information through artificial intelligence, and the largest, scientifically vetted big data catalog for disaster management decision making in the world.

RiskPal is an innovative risk assessment platform transforming the quality, consistency, and speed of risk assessments. RiskPal’s unique features, efficient approval process and library of professional safety and security advice are enhancing risk assessment standards and strengthening duty of care.

Save the Children champions the rights and interests of children worldwide, putting the most vulnerable children first. With 25,000 dedicated staff across 118 countries, Save the children responds to major emergencies, delivers innovative development programmes, and ensures children’s voices are heard through its campaigning to build a better future for and with children.

Search for Common Ground is the world’s largest dedicated peacebuilding organization. Since 1982, we have worked to end violent conflict and to build healthy, safe, and just societies all over the world. Currently, we work in 31 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Our mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions.


If you are an organization collecting information on political violence and protest activity and are interested in partnering with ACLED, please reach out to us at [email protected]