CIT-MAP logoThe Countering Illicit Trafficking - Mechanism Assessment Project at SIPRI has a focus on non-state actors and networks involved in destabilizing commodity flows that negatively impact on global peace and security.

Project areas include airborne and maritime trafficking, clandestine political economies, open source intelligence (OSI) techniques and field-based collaborative information-sharing models derived from investigative research and empirical analysis.

The project takes a multi-disciplinary approach to flows involving small arms and light weapons (SALW), narcotics and conflict-sensitive raw materials. CIT-MAP conducts action-orientated research to present options for policy makers, mainly within a European Union (EU) context.

In addition to research, the project implements a number of training and information-sharing programs for the humanitarian aid and peace support communities.

CIT-MAP has received funding from the  Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development & Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the French Ministry of Defence.

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