Reimagining peace and transition processes amid changing conflict landscapes
PeaceRep is a consortium of research institutions, non-governmental organisations, and local research teams led by the University of Edinburgh Law School.
We are a team of 50+ researchers, mediation practitioners, lawyers, data scientists, managers, and communications professionals dedicated to reimagining peace and transition processes. We work on:
- Interdisciplinary research on peace and transition processes
- Innovative ‘PeaceTech’ and data
- Peace process design and support
Our data-driven, comparative research examines the major trends and shifts in the post-1990 peace and transition process landscape. We support peace and transition processes to innovate and adapt to changing conflict contexts.
We combine conceptual data-driven quantitative research with detailed field work undertaken by local research networks in countries that are experiencing active armed conflict and peace/transition processes.
We provide governments and international organisations with comparative evidence on peace and transition processes, and research that responds to peace efforts in-country through our non-governmental partners.
Our PA-X Peace Agreements Database contains over 2000 peace agreements signed since 1990.
PA-X data underpins a suite of digital tools to support research and practice, including visualisations, dashboards, interactive timelines, infographics, and the PeaceFem app on women’s inclusion in peace processes.
We work to understand peace and transition process dilemmas across the Middle East, East and North Africa, and Asia. Our core research countries are Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. These countries exemplify fragment state dynamics and require new frameworks for approaching transition processes.
We also work in a number of countries for practice-based comparative research, focusing on active peace and transition support to in-time issues. These include Afghanistan, Ethiopia/Ogaden, Myanmar, and Ukraine.
The geopolitical dimensions of our work inform better understanding of how non-ODA states such as Russia, China, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar, and a range of regional organisations intervene in peace and transition processes, and with what goals.
Consortium and partners
PeaceRep is a seven-year research consortium led by the University of Edinburgh Law School.
Consortium members include:
Conciliation Resources, Conflict and Civicness Research Group at LSE, Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Dialectiq, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law, International IDEA, LSE Middle East Centre, Queens University Belfast, University of St Andrews, University of Stirling, and the University of Glasgow.
We also work with a range of partners in the field, including Yemen Policy Centre, Yemen Polling Centre, Peace Track Initiative, and more.
PeaceRep is funded by UK Aid from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), UK.