We should first recognise the importance of the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCPD). Based in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at the University of Uppsala, the UCDP is the world’s main provider of data on organised violence and the oldest ongoing data collection project for civil war, with a history of almost 40 years. Its definition of armed conflict has become the global standard of how conflicts are systematically defined and studied. UCDP produces high-quality data, which are systematically collected, have global coverage, are comparable across cases and countries, and have long time series which are updated annually. Because the UCPD program is a unique source of information for practitioners and policymakers we were able to build upon the framework of UCPD data for conflicts between 1989 and 2016 adding information regarding forms of enslavement to each conflict (if present).
This project was funded in part by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of the five-year Antislavery Usable Past project (AH/M004430/1 and AH/M004430/2).
This project was funded in part by the UK Economic and Social Research Council as part of the Modern Slavery: Meaning and Measurement project - which won the 2019 ESRC International Impact Prize - some of the Prize funds were also applied to this project. (ES/P001491/). The Partnership for Conflict, Crime, and Security Research (PaCCS) also contributed support.
This project is housed and supported by the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham. The Rights Lab is the world’s largest group of modern slavery researchers, and we are home to many leading modern slavery experts. Through our five research programmes, we deliver new and cutting-edge research that provides rigorous data, evidence and discoveries for the global antislavery effort. Our INSPIRE project elevates survivor-informed research as a key part of knowledge production to help end slavery and support survivors to achieve a full freedom.