GeoCivPKO – Geolocated Civilian staff of PeaceKeeping Operation

GeoCivPKO is a temporally and spatially disaggregated dataset on the deployment of civilian personnel across field locations (see blue dots below) for 12 United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in ten Sub-Saharan African countries in the period 2000-2021.

PACT – The Peacekeeping ACTivity Dataset together with Rob Blair

PACT is based on 476 UN Secretary-General progress reports (including annexes) on 24 peacekeeping operations in Africa. The dataset includes information on 37 activities and eight modalities of engagement in each of these activities (e.g., monitoring an activity or assisting the government in implementing it) of UN peacekeeping operations.

PEMA – The PEacekeeping MAndates Dataset together with Jessica Di Salvatore, Kseniya Oksamytna, and Magnus Lundgren.

PEMA draws on UN Security Council resolutions that establish, extend, or revise mandates of UN peacekeeping operations. The dataset records 41 distinct tasks, ranging from disarmament to reconciliation and electoral support. For each task, the PEMA dataset also distinguishes between three modalities of engagement (monitoring, assisting, and securing) and whether the task is requested or merely encouraged. The newest version of PEMA (Version 2) does not only include all UN peacekeeping operations in Africa in the 1991–2017 period, but also all UN peacekeeping missions in other world regions that have a start date in this period (e.g., including MINUSTAH but excluding UNFICYP). We are continuously updating the data to more recent years.

State Restrictions of Civil Society together with Kristin Bakke and Neil Mitchell

The dataset on “State Restrictions of Civil Society” covers 149 states in the 1994-2016 time period, coded from the section on “Governmental Attitude Regarding International and Nongovernmental Investigation of Alleged Violations of Human Rights” in the annual country reports of the US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.