Peace Accords Matrix (PAM)

Funded by: National Science Foundation, United States Institute of Peace Date Range: 2007-Present Project Lead: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

This unique database, developed by Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, is the world’s largest source of comparative data on the content and implementation of peace agreements. PAM provides data from comprehensive peace accords (CPAs) that have been signed between 1989 and 2012. PAM identifies more than fifty provisions that have appeared in peace agreements and collects data on their implementation to facilitate comparative analysis. The project aims to understand how warring parties can negotiate and implement the political and social reforms necessary to achieve conflict transformation and create conditions for ending violence. PAM research focuses on analysis of implementation data, while PAM practice applies this knowledge through facilitation, mediation, and consultation in conflict hotspots around the globe. PAM has received funding from the National Science Foundation and United States Institute of Peace.