EGAP is a cross-disciplinary network of researchers and practitioners that is united by a focus on experimental research and is dedicated to generating and disseminating rigorous evidence on topics of governance, politics, and institutions. We seek to forge partnerships between researchers and practitioners committed to understanding the politics of global development, advance evidence-based policy making, and improve the quality of empirical research in the social sciences.

Brief 43: The Effect of Politicians’ Positions on Constituent Opinion in the United States

To test the ways in which politicians influence public opinion, the authors conduct two studies. The structures of the two studies are nearly... Read More...

Brief 42: Understanding the Failure of a Randomized Trial to Deepen Democracy in Rural India

This paper uses both a randomized controlled trial (RCT) and ethnography to evaluate the impact of a treatment consisting of three phased... Read More...

Brief 41: Investigating Unrevealed Biases in Ethnic Voting Behavior in Ugandan Public Opinion Surveys

To test the extent to which respondents conceal their true preferences, the author designs and implements a survey experiment in Uganda with 753... Read More...

Brief 40: Development Assistance and Collective Action Capacity

In 2006, the UK government and the International Rescue Committee funded and implemented Community-Driven Reconstruction (CDR) projects across... Read More...

Juan Vargas

Juan is a Professor of Economics at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of... Read More

Andrés Moya

Andrés Moya is an Assistant Professor at the Economics Department, Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. He has a PhD in Agricultural and... Read More

Kim Yi Dionne

Kim is the Five College Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College, and her focus is on African Politics. She received her Ph.D. in... Read More

Jacob Shapiro

Jacob N. Shapiro is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and co-directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict... Read More