iTrace is a European Union and German Government-funded project (Council Decisions 2013/698/CFSP and 2015/1908/CFSP), which provides policy makers with the precise, verified information required to understand weapon transfers in detail and, thereby, develop effective, evidence-based weapon management and control. The project combines an extensive programme of in-conflict field investigations with the world’s most powerful public access weapon tracking database.


This rapidly expanding global dataset serves as a unique independent monitor for the implementation of international arms control agreements, including the UN Programme of Action and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). iTrace is also designed to aid national arms export control agencies in identifying diversion risks prior to export. In support of national conformity with Article 11 (2) of the ATT, iTrace automatically quantifies diversion risks and profiles the sources of diversion nationally, regionally and globally.


CAR investigation teams work on the ground throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia.


CAR provides a range of solutions to meet the needs of various organisations including governments and NGOs.