IPTI maintains a qualitative database of more than 40 peace and transition processes, which provides the foundation for most of our research activities.
The universe of cases was initially compiled during the Broadening Participation project (2010-2017) and has since then been carefully expanded and refined. By drawing on historical case study data, IPTI’s research team is able to shed light on a broad range of factors that shape inclusion, as well as the agency of included actors, such as their ability to push for the signing of peace agreements or influence their content. IPTI’s database is unique, and its innovative analytical framework allows the unlocking of extensive amounts of historical data relating to peace and transition processes. Its analytical cornerstone is the typology of seven inclusion modalities, developed by the Broadening Participation project. Complementary dedicated data layers shed light on specific themes, such as the inclusion of women or National Dialogues. The database is continuously updated, incorporating secondary data as well as primary data generated through IPTI’s own research activities and engagement in peace process support.