Pro-Government Militias Website


Welcome to the web pages of the Pro-Government Militias Database (PGMD) Project. You can browse for information on pro-government militias, their types, members, targets, purpose, support, and countries using the menu options on the left side of the screen.

Initial funding was received from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK, RES-062-23-0363, and the Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW) at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

Main Investigators: Sabine C. Carey and Neil J. Mitchell. Contact us here.

When using these data, please cite:
Carey, Sabine C., Neil J. Mitchell and Will Lowe. 2013. ‘States, the Security Sector, and the Monopoly of Violence: A New Database on Pro-Government Militias. Journal of Peace Research 50(2), 249-258


The Pro-Government Militias Database (PGMD) whenever appropriate.

This database was designed by Will Lowe and is maintained by Anita Gohdes and Katrin Paula.