iTrace® is a European Union and German Government-funded project 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.

A CAR field investigator documenting assault rifles in Niger, March 2021

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.