• Data from Tools for Atrocity Prevention – All Factors (CSV)

    This CSV contains data that summarize findings about the impact of each factor on each tool’s effectiveness in preventing mass atrocities and closely-related outcomes.

  • Data from Tools for Atrocity Prevention – All Sources (CSV)

    This CSV contains data that summarize our conclusions about each report’s findings about (1) the average effects of atrocity prevention tools and (2) the impact of contextual and design factors on the effectiveness of atrocity prevention tools. The CSV also contains data about the methods that each report uses.

  • Data Dictionary (PDF)

    The data dictionary provides explanatory information for all variables in the downloadable data files. (PDF) 

  • Methodology Report (PDF)

    This report provides a detailed description of the methods and procedures used for our Tools for Atrocity Prevention resource. (PDF)

  • Practitioner Perspectives

    To complement our review of research literature, we interviewed experienced practitioners to seek their perspectives on the factors that are associated with effective use of specific atrocity prevention tools. These reports summarize the results to date, which are also displayed alongside findings from our research review. We expect to post additional reports here periodically. 

    Available Reports:

    Using Targeted Sanctions to Help Prevent Mass Atrocities: Results from Interviews with Experienced Practitioners (2023)

  • Using Policy Knowledge in Government Efforts to Prevent Mass Atrocities

    Forthcoming release

    This report provides recommendations for how the US government can more routinely and consistently make effective use of knowledge on mass atrocities and atrocity prevention strategies in its policy decision making. 

  • A Framework for Developing Atrocity Prevention Strategies

    Forthcoming release

    This paper advocates thinking through the types of strategies that are most relevant to preventing mass atrocities and suggests that more systematic consideration about strategies should yield more effective responses.