Amnesty International ‘Decoding Darfur’

Amnesty International was collecting data from satellite photos to identify changes in villages in the Darfur region of Sudan. The organisation needed a method to assess the accuracy of the analysed data it was receiving from thousands of independent coders.

Bricolage Research and Analysis provided advice on research design and how best to test and compare the reliability of coders in order to create an accurate supply of knowledge.

The project team were able to compare and assess the reliability of contributions from 28,600 ‘Decoders’.

Its work enabled Amnesty to demonstrate credible evidence of villages that had been attacked by Sudanese Government forces in the Darfur region in 2015 and 2016.


Links to external resources:

Decode Darfur
Decode the difference
  • Ministry of Defence (ACDS Logistic Operations)
  • Extraction of technical data
  • Intelligence analysis software
  • Information triage
  • Text mining
  • Extraction of financial data
  • Policing software
  • Swansea University
  • Amnesty International ‘Decoding Darfur’