ACLED works with a unique network of international and local partners around the world. This page provides more information on our strategic partners. Click here to learn more about our local data collection partners.

Strategic Partnerships

ACLED enters into strategic partnerships in order to expand our collaboration with mission-aligned organizations. These partnerships improve ACLED’s connection with the work of our key users around the world and provide opportunities for our partners to contribute to the continued sustainability of the project.

ACLED’s strategic partners benefit from unlimited access to ACLED data and offer in return a wide range of in-kind contributions, such as contextual knowledge exchange, joint research projects, including ACLED in conferences and events, support to expand our local data collection network, technical expertise, and much more.

Use the drop-down menu below to find more information on each partner organization.

Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute of International Relations – is the leading independent Dutch think-tank and academy for international relations, based in The Hague – City of Peace and Justice. Our research, training and public debate inspire and equip societies, businesses and governments to encourage a secure, sustainable, prosperous and just world. Ranked #25 worldwide and #3 in Western Europe.

Organizational Logo: Founded by General Roméo Dallaire in 2007, the Dallaire Institute for Children Peace and Security is a global leader in promoting a children, peace and security agenda. Our mission is to progressively end the recruitment and use of child soldiers through world class, interdisciplinary and applied research oriented to building new solutions; through high-level advocacy to create and promote the political will to end the use of children in violence; and through capacity building programming focused on prevention-oriented training for security sector actors. Since 2007, we have trained over 15,000 military forces, police and other security sector actors from 100 countries to protect children and prevent the recruitment and use of children in violence.

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.

Mapbox builds maps and location tools for developers that power how teams of all sizes understand, visualize, and navigate the world.

Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians, working together on the front lines of today’s biggest crises to create a future of possibility, where everyone can prosper.
Our mission: to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

In more than 40 countries around the world, over 5,600 team members work side by side with people living through poverty, disaster, violent conflict and the acute impacts of climate change. We’re committed to creating global change through local impact — 85% of our team members are from the countries where they work.

We bring a comprehensive approach to every challenge, addressing problems from multiple angles. And we go beyond emergency aid, partnering with local governments, forward-thinking corporations, social entrepreneurs, and people living in fragile communities to develop bold solutions that make lasting change possible.


RiskPal is an innovative risk assessment platform transforming the quality, consistency, and speed of risk assessments. RiskPal’s unique features, efficient approval process and library of professional safety and security advice are enhancing risk assessment standards and strengthening duty of care.

Search for Common Ground is the world’s largest dedicated peacebuilding organization. Since 1982, we have worked to end violent conflict and to build healthy, safe, and just societies all over the world. Currently, we work in 31 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Our mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions.


If you are an organization collecting information on political violence and protest activity and are interested in partnering with ACLED, please reach out to us at [email protected]