In 2018 KCG was extensively involved in a data collection exercise for a research collaboration between Kobe University, Japan and the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka on Social Reconstruction, Reconciliation and Poverty Reduction following the Civil War in Sri Lanka.

This project funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) saw the collection of survey data from 1,600 households in the former conflict affected Northern and Eastern provinces in the country. While round 1 of this longitudinal survey gathered data on effects of conflict on income, health, education, employment, marriage and overall subjective well-being, round 2 of this data collection exercise is currently underway in September 2022.