There are several possible ways of exploring the PAM database depending on the user’s preferred unit of analysis:
- Users can go to Search PAM and search for a particular accord and explore each of the provisions that constitute that agreement.
Examples of accords include the 2003 Accra Peace Agreement and the 1998 Northern Ireland Good Friday Agreement.
- Alternatively, users can search for a particular provision and explore the accords that contain that provision. Examples of provisions include demobilization, truth and reconciliation mechanism, and women’s rights. Upon selecting a provision, users can see at a glance what the text of the accord stipulates concerning that provision, followed by historical narratives covering the major implementation events connected to that provision and occurring each year in the decade that follows the signing of the agreement.
Aggregate implementation score
The aggregate implementation score, shown on each accord page, is created by summing the implementation scores for each provision in each accord each year, and then dividing that sum by the number of provisions in each accord multiplied by three which shows the maximum possible implementation score. This yields a normalized score that ranges from 0 to 100, with 100 being the best possible score achieved if a country fully implements the entire accord.