Counting Deaths While Keeping Peace: An Assessment of the JMAC's Field Information and Analysis Capacity in Darfur


This article assesses the Joint Mission Analysis Centre’s (JMAC) field information and analysis capacity through systematically comparing JMAC’s data collection in Darfur to an event-level conflict dataset based on open-source information. This comparison shows that JMAC’s data collection in Darfur over the studied period is much more comprehensive and precise than any publicly available data on conflict events currently available. In addition, this article demonstrates how peacekeeping data could be used to guide the leadership of peacekeeping missions.

International Peacekeeping